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Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 14:07:28 -0400
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: [mathew DOT boorman AT au DOT cmg DOT com: /etc/profile /etc/passwd and HOME]
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On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 08:01:03PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>I like that idea.
>
>Should we add these lines to the generated profile?

Doesn't bash do this for you automatically, somehow?
Having /etc/profile do this for you seems wrong.

cgf

>Corinna
>
>----- Forwarded message from Mathew Boorman <mathew DOT boorman AT au DOT cmg DOT com> -----
>
>Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 17:13:04 +1000
>From: Mathew Boorman <mathew DOT boorman AT au DOT cmg DOT com>
>Subject: /etc/profile /etc/passwd and HOME 
>To: cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
>
>
>After installing on 2000 where my account has a default HOMEDRIVE setup, I
>did the cygwin install.
>
>mkpasswd automatically setup the home field in /etc/passwd correctly, but it
>did not work.
>
>I found /etc/profile does not check that but instead only checks for an
>existing HOME.  It does not check for a value in /etc/passwd.
>
>The following change worked for me, but it assumes that /etc/passwd exists.
>
>Any comments?  
>
># Set up USER's home directory
>+# try and get it from /etc/passwd
>+if [ -z "$HOME" ]; then
>+  HOME=`grep mat /etc/passwd | cut --delimiter=: --fields=6`
>+fi
>+
>+# fallback if HOME was not set in /etc/passwd
>if [ -z "$HOME" ]; then
>  HOME="/home/$USER"
>fi
>
>
>
>If OK and so requested I will figure out how to do a real patch.
>
>m@
>
>
>
>
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