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Re: cygwin running problem with mysql

On Mon, 24 Mar 2003, Elfyn McBratney wrote:

> > I am attempting to install mysql but the install script dies on groupadd
> > and useradd commands
> > how do I do groupadd with cygwin?
> > how do I do useradd with cygwin?
> Cygwin does not have {user,group}add in it's net distribution. If you are on
> Windows NT/2000/XP you can use the `net' command, which is shipped with
> windows, which can add users/groups. On word though: In Windows you cannot
> have a user and group with the same name so you will have you play with
> /etc/passwd so you can have a user/group as mysql/mysql.
> Regards,
> Elfyn McBratney

However, on Windows, the owner of the file can be a Windows group.  So,
you could create a *group* named "mysql" and make entries for it in both
/etc/passwd and /etc/group.
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