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Re: fresh install and yet unoperable

On Mon, 13 Oct 2003, Benedykt wrote:

> I know, I know. I should have read the FAQ and the Documentation. I have.
> And yet, a fresh install (yesterday) is not working on windows XP.
> It is about /etc/profile that is missing, which results in PATH not being set.
> cygwin.bat does not have any PATH  set either.
> In the /etc dir I only have /etc/defaults/etc/profile.
> Why hasn't it been created in the /etc directory?

It looks like the postinstall script for the base-files package wasn't run

> If I put PATH=c:\cygwin\bin in the cygwin.bat file I can issue commands from the
> /usr/bin directory but other environment settings do not work. /home/<username> does
> not exist, etc.
> Any hints will be much appreciated
> Thank you.
> Benedict

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