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Problems with mkpasswd and mkgroup
- From: Kåre Edvardsen <kare dot edvardsen at uit dot no>
- To: cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:17:41 +0200
- Subject: Problems with mkpasswd and mkgroup
- Reply-to: <kare dot edvardsen at uit dot no>
I've installed cygwin "system wide" on a client (W7 32b) from an account
with full Administrators privileges. However, opening a Bash shell (or
xterm) as another user prompts:
Your group is currently "mkpasswd". This indicates that your
gid is not in /etc/group and your uid is not in /etc/passwd
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.
Before asking too many questions I should inform you that the settings
etc. for the various users on the W7 client resides on a separat server.
I've tried various suggestions found in the lists, but with no success.
Obviously, there is a solution to my problem, but I'm struggling to find
the right one.
Do you need more info on my problem? If so, what info is most relevant?
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