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Re: Microsoft Accounts (was Re: Problem with "None" Group on Non-Domain Members)

On May  8 19:17, Robert Pendell wrote:
> On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 4:09 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > I created a new snapshot on which
> > introduces the following behaviour, which is a bit less intrusive:
> >
> > If a local account is connected to a Microsoft Account, the primary
> > group defaults to "Users".  If it's a normal local accout it defaults
> > to "None", as usual.  This also covers mkpasswd from the snapshot.
> >
> > This does not work if you continue to use an already existing
> > /etc/passwd file.  I have no good solution for this sccenario, other
> > than a (yet to be written) FAQ entry.
> >
> > Hope that helps nevertheless.
> Thanks for all the effort you have put forth on this issue Corinna.  I
> checked the snapshot today and found the behavior to be matching what
> you described.  An expected side effect right now is that old files
> still have the group SID set to the user SID as well as all the other
> installed files placed by the OS however there isn't much we can do
> there beyond changing the group manually for the files.

Indeed.  Cygwin can't (and must not) change the permissions of existing
files.  But usually this shoudn't hurt, unless a file of a security
sensitive application is affected.

Thanks for testing!

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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