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Re: passwd & group file problems ?
* Roy Wiseman (2005-06-09 13:34 +0100)
> I work in a corporate environment, with very limited
> internet access, and I want to distribute cygwin to
> some sysadmins who can make good use of these tools. I
> cannot run the cygwin setup across the internet, and I
> do not want to download all the binaries to put on the
> server. We want to package a specific subset of cygwin
> that we require into a package that we can distribute
> to sysadmins. I've done this and it works very well,
> except for the passwd and group security information
> generation which is tied to the machine the install
> was done on, and I have no idea how to change this.
> The message I get on running cygwin.bat on any other
> system but the one where it is installed is :
> Your group is currently "mkpasswd". This indicates
> the /etc/passwd (and possibly /etc/group) files should
> be rebuilt.
> See the man pages for mkpasswd and mkgroup then, for
> example, run
> mkpasswd -l [-d] > /etc/passwd
> mkgroup -l [-d] > /etc/group
> Note that the -d switch is necessary for domain users.
> I expect this is to do with the passwd and group files
> from what I know of unix, and these instructions have
> something to do with the solution, but I have tried
> these commands in every possible way that I can think
> of, but cannot get this error to disappear and
> properly register cygwin for the user. I've tried
> googling and all the commands I can think of, but I'm
> Please, can someone tell me how to correct this in the
> cygwin system so that I can distribute it to the
> sysadmins that would like to use these excellent tools
If in a domain, use "-d". Read /etc/postinstall/passwd-grp.sh.done
and /etc/profile. It all depends how you log on: domain or local
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