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Re: Re-setup & cygintl-[12].dll

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/ script would have
> > caught his problem...

Reinstalling base-passwd would have had the same effect.  But the effect
would be *nothing*, since 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 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
> /bin
> or
> /usr/bin
>   :]
> Rob

You mean along with ssh-user-config &Co?  Any particular reason why this
is any better than already having mkpasswd and mkgroup there?
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