passwd & group file problems ?

Larry Hall
Fri Jun 10 14:12:00 GMT 2005

At 04:56 AM 6/10/2005, you wrote:
>>>> Did you run "mkpasswd -c -l", like I told you?
>yep, do you mean -c or -d here ? I've done both, -d is
>taking forever to resolve, -c does resolve, but I
>still get the same incorrect logon when i do -c with
>mkpasswd and mkgroup.
>the commands are running, and I see how things should
>go I think, but i'm still left wondering, how can
>setup.exe do in 1 minute what mkpasswd -d -l >
>/etc/passwd is looking to take days or weeks to
>complete (there seriously are 10's of thousands of
>users on that emea domain so it would take forever at
>the speed I was seeing) ?

Look at '/etc/postinstall/'.  This is the postinstall 
script that's run to generate '/etc/passwd' and '/etc/group' initially
during install.  Then take a look at 'man mkpasswd' and 'man mkgroup' to
get a better understanding of the switches you see used there.  

If there is more than 1 domain but you only care about one, you can 
specify that domain name with '-d' and speed things up a bit.  But if
you need all users from all domains, you're stuck with your slow domain.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
838 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746                     

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