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Re: acquiring wrong home directory

From: towo
Subject: Re: acquiring wrong home directory
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 09:06:37 +0100
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Larry Jones schrieb:
address@hidden writes:
The user's home directory seems to be enquired by calling getpwnam or

This is a bug, cvs should rather use the value of $HOME.

CVS *does* use the value of $HOME (if set) in preference to the value
from the passwd file.  You need to specify a scenario that's causing you
to think otherwise and let us know exactly what version(s) of CVS you're
using and on what platform(s).
Hi, thanks for your response. Here is some diagnostic log:

$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 TOWOLEO 1.7.0(0.214/5/3) 2009-10-03 14:33 i686 Cygwin

address@hidden ~
$ cvs --version

Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.12.13 (client/server)

Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Senior active maintainers include Larry Jones, Derek R. Price,
and Mark D. Baushke.  Please see the AUTHORS and README files from the CVS
distribution kit for a complete list of contributors and copyrights.

CVS may be copied only under the terms of the GNU General Public License,
a copy of which can be found with the CVS distribution kit.

Specify the --help option for further information about CVS

address@hidden ~
$ echo $HOME

address@hidden ~
$ cvs login
Logging in to :pserver:address@hidden:2401/cvs/src
CVS password:
cvs login: CVS password file /home/towo/.cvspass does not exist - creating a new file

address@hidden ~

Note that $HOME is not /home/towo

Kind regards,

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