This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the Cygwin project.
Re: Re-setup & cygintl-.dll
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Robert Collins <rbcollins at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: John Morrison <john dot r dot morrison at ntlworld dot com>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 10:20:28 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Re-setup & cygintl-.dll
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Robert Collins wrote:
> John Morrison wrote:
> > <snip>
> >>FYI, once /etc/passwd and /etc/group exist, they will not be automatically
> >>recreated by setup.
> > </snip>
> > Igor et al wrt post install scripts... :)
> > Would it be unreasonable to have some scripts which
> > are _never_ renamed to .done? Doing that to the
> > /etc/postinstall/passwd-grp.sh script would have
> > caught his problem...
Reinstalling base-passwd would have had the same effect. But the effect
would be *nothing*, since passwd-grp.sh checks for the *existence* of
/etc/passwd, not its correctness. If you edit a default /etc/passwd
beyond recognition, you'd still have that file present, and thus
passwd-grp.sh will do nothing.
> > It might also solve the post install copying of
> > config files...?
Umm, I'm not sure what you mean here...
> > Just a thought,
> It's a good one. Such scripts belong in
You mean along with ssh-user-config &Co? Any particular reason why this
is any better than already having mkpasswd and mkgroup there?
|\ _,,,---,,_ pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu
ZZZzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ igor at watson dot ibm dot com
|,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-' Igor Pechtchanski
'---''(_/--' `-'\_) fL a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-. Meow!
Oh, boy, virtual memory! Now I'm gonna make myself a really *big* RAMdisk!
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
Bug reporting: http://cygwin.com/bugs.html