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Re: Broken Update?

Hi, Robert. I too just did an update and saw the "Huh?" message. However, my
passwd file appears to have gone unmolested. Thanks to your helpful post
(/etc/fstab), I was able to recover, but that was definitely an unpleasant
surprise. I also will be interested to hear what is considered the proper


"Robert Klemme" <> wrote in message">
> Hi,
> after doing an update a few minutes ago, some files in /etc are gone.
> When I start the cygwin shell, I see this:
> Huh?  No /etc/fstab file?  Using default root and cygdrive prefix...
> bash: /usr/bin/tr: No such file or directory
> bash: /usr/bin/sed: No such file or directory
> Your group is currently "mkpasswd".  This indicates that
> 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.
> bash login...
> 10:32:34 ~$
> 10:56:28 ~$ ls -l /usr/bin
> total 0
> 10:56:33 ~$ ls -ld /usr/bin
> drwxrwx---+ 1 RKlemme Users 0 Jul 10  2007 /usr/bin/
> 10:56:42 ~$ mount
> C:\cygwin on / type ntfs (binmode,system)
> c: on /cygdrive/c type ntfs (binmode,noumount,user)
> i: on /cygdrive/i type ntfs (binmode,noumount,user)
> n: on /cygdrive/n type ntfs (binmode,noumount,user)
> t: on /cygdrive/t type ntfs (binmode,noumount,user)
> u: on /cygdrive/u type ntfs (binmode,noumount,user)
> w: on /cygdrive/w type ntfs (binmode,noumount,user)
> x: on /cygdrive/x type ntfs (binmode,noumount,user)
> y: on /cygdrive/y type ntfs (binmode,noumount,user)
> z: on /cygdrive/z type ntfs (binmode,noumount,user)
> 10:57:59 ~$
> I was able to fix it with this /etc/fstab
> c:/cygwin / system binary 0 0
> c:/cygwin/bin /usr/bin system binary 0 0
> c:/cygwin/lib /usr/lib system binary 0 0
> But I am not sure whether this is the proper solution.  Any hints?
> Kind regards
> robert

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