Re: [Mingw-users] Missing Windows entries in MSYS' $PATH?
- Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2017 18:35:19 +0100
- From: Keith Marshall via MinGW-users <mingw-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Mingw-users] Missing Windows entries in MSYS' $PATH?
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On 09/07/17 16:44, Earnie via MinGW-users wrote:
> On 7/8/2017 2:40 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>>> From: Andrew Pennebaker <andrew.pennebaker@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2017 16:05:56 -0500
>>> MSYS appears to lack many entries in its $PATH, compared to my
>>> Windows user %PATH%.
>> Doesn't happen here.
Nor here, with 32-bit WinXP or Win7, hosted by VirtualBox on 64-bit
LinuxMint Debian Edition; (although the host is 64-bit, VirtualBox
refuses to load 64-bit Windows images).
>> How do you start the MSYS Bash? Also, which of the environment
>> variables you show are in the "System variables" and which are the
>> "User variables" for your user?
> It may be related to 64bit paths versus 32bit paths. Just a guess I
> have no idea.
There may be something in this. My first thought was: "isn't this by
design?" It used to be thus for me too, but I abandoned Windows as a
day-to-day working platform about four years ago, (after I ceased to
work for any company which insisted on it). I don't know either, but
IIRC, on Win64, MSYS has to be run under SysWOW64; maybe the full
64-bit Win64 %PATH% doesn't propagate to 32-bit SysWOW64? (In my
case, it WAS by design: I created a custom $HOME/.profile, in which I
explicitly set PATH, deliberately omitting all the Win32 cruft, with
which I had no desire to pollute my MSYS $PATH; perhaps the OP could
do something similar, to ADD the missing directories ... assuming, of
course, that they are appropriate for use from within SysWOW64?)
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