Avoiding /etc/passwd and /etc/group scans

Robert Collins rbcollins@cygwin.com
Tue Oct 22 14:42:00 GMT 2002

On Wed, 2002-10-23 at 07:40, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 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?

Yep. Thus the .bat file to ensure that the mkpasswd and mkgroup commands
and cygwin1.dll are executable.

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