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RE: user identification problem
- From: "Lee, Robert C." <rc dot lee at ngc dot com>
- To: "'cygwin at cygwin dot com'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:55:55 -0700
- Subject: RE: user identification problem
Thank you, Igor. I edited my passwd to change my UID and that solved my
From: Igor Pechtchanski [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 5:52 PM
To: Lee, Robert C.
Subject: Re: user identification problem
On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Lee, Robert C. wrote:
> I find that my cygwin installation complains that it has no name for me:
> have no name!@DECAV68461 ~
> I get this whenever I start the cygwin shell. Also when I do an whomai I
> whomai: cannot find username for UID 4276.
> A 'id -un' gives me:
> id: cannot find name for user ID 4276
> Some of the files and directories do show a user 4276 in the mkgroup_.
> My name is in the /etc/passwd file:
> I'm leero, the machine name is DECAV68461. I log onto DECAV68461 under
> NORTHGRUM domain.
> Does anyone know where this 4276 comes from? I 'm having problems building
> s/w that use /usr/bin/install b/c the latter claims I have no permission
> change ownership of files.
> Am I missing some setup steps?
> Thanks for your help.
$ expr 135348 % 65536
Cygwin versions before 1.5.* have 16-bit UIDs. Therefore, your UID value
of 135348 overflows, and that's how you get 4276. You have one of two
choices: edit your UID in /etc/passwd and make it 4276 instead of 135348
(actually, any unique number <65535 will do), or wait until Cygwin 1.5.*
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