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Re: 1.7.5-1: a problem with mkgroup
On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 00:43, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> On 4/20/2010 9:38 AM, Yuval Emek wrote:
>> When invoking a cygwin bash shell window, I'm getting the following
>> ***message begins***
>> Your group is currently "mkgroup". ?This indicates that neither
>> your gid nor your pgsid (primary group associated with your SID)
>> is in /etc/group.
>> The /etc/group (and possibly /etc/passwd) 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.
>> ***message ends***
>> An attempt to run mkgroup ends in:
>> $ mkgroup
>> mkgroup (101):  The specified domain either does not exist or could
>> not be contacted.
> According to your cygcheck output says you have an old installation in
> 'd:\cygwin-old'.?If true, please remove this and then run:
> ?cygcheck --delete-orphaned-installation-keys
This is very strange mainly because I don't have (and I never had) a
D:\ partition on my laptop. (How did you extract this info from my
cygcheck output btw?)
Running cygcheck --delete-orphaned-nstallation-keys and then
reinstalling everything (with setup.exe) didn't work.
However, running cygcheck --delete-orphaned-nstallation-keys,
uninstalling cygwin entirely (by following the instructions in
then installing it from scratch did work (hooray)!
So, this problem is solved (thanks), but the problem I reported in
http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2010-04/msg00740.html remains (back to
> Then reinstall Cygwin in it's current location (just re-run "setup.exe"
> and specify "Reinstall" for "All". ?Your current installation is
> incomplete, presumably because of some conflict with your "old"
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