FW: mkgroup (366): [2123] The API return buffer is too small.

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Thu Aug 30 16:44:00 GMT 2007

On 30 August 2007 01:35, Brian Egge wrote:

> When running mkgroup after installing cygwin I receive the following
> error:
> $ mkgroup  -l -d > /etc/group
> mkgroup (366): [2123] The API return buffer is too small.
> I suspect this is due to the large number of groups our organization
> has.

  Very strange.  All the other netenum* calls use MAX_PREFERRED_LENGTH.  Can't
see why this one would be omitted, but the fix is basically obvious.

  Tested by turning down the size to 128 so I could reproduce the error on my
system here, then using MAX_PREFERRED_LENGTH and watching it no longer fail.


	* mkgroup.c (enum_groups):  Use MAX_PREFERRED_LENGTH in netgroupenum
	call so that it will automatically size returned buffer sufficiently.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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