Win98/ME home directory

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Nov 25 07:20:00 GMT 2002

On Sun, Nov 24, 2002 at 08:18:18PM -0500, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> Also, looking at the output of mkpasswd on Win9X made me think
> it would be more secure to set the passwd field to *.

Yep, changed.

> 2002-11-24  Pierre Humblet <>
> 	* (read_etc_passwd): Never add an entry when starting
> 	on Win95/98/ME if a default entry is present.
> 	* (internal_getlogin): Look for the default uid if needed.
> 	Always call user.set_name ().


How I hate testing on 9x/Me.  It's pure luck when it doesn't crash on
startup.  And it's so dumb.  I've installed a german version of 98SE on
a box with US keyboard.  Changing from german to US keyboard layout
(which needs rebooting of course) worked fine but the @#^% console window
insists on still using the german layout.  Incredible!


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