Avoiding /etc/passwd and /etc/group scans

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Tue Oct 22 14:39:00 GMT 2002

On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 07:36:08AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>If we can depend on a correct /etc/passwd we should be able to do
>something. We will need to have a postinstall script for cygwin1.dll
>that sets the permissions on cygwin1.dll, mkpasswd and mkpgroup, and
>ensure that that script runs first, but that is all (off the top of my
>head - may be wrong :})

Sounds like a catch-22 to me.  How can we run anything except a .bat file
invoking windows utilities if cygwin1.dll or any other executable may not
actually be executable?


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