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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?)

- -- 
Regards,
Keith.

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