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Re: [HEADSUP] Let's start a Cygwin 1.7 release area

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 03:40:51PM -0700, Phil Nelson wrote:
>On Wednesday 02 April 2008 5:35:51 am Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> Having said that, I would like to ask especially you package maintainers
>> to set up a separate machine or a separate cygwin directory for the 1.7
>> release. 
>Well, I'm a little slow on following and I'm not an official maintainer (yet) but
>I am the maintainer of the Coda distribution for Windows that uses cygwin
>heavily.   (In fact, I do have a set of sources that build cygwin packages that
>we currently distribute via a "private mirror".   I've just not done the work
>to do a GTG e-mail.   Part of the reason is that one of the packages, the
>kernel module for Coda, requires a Windows build environment to be installed
>even though the kernel module is compiled from a UNIX makefile ... so
>once the extra build environments are installed, one can do "make; make install"
>in the cygwin directory tree.... but I digress...)
>I decided to try 1.7 with Coda and rather quickly got stopped by a user/group issue
>in 1.7.   I have my primary sources copies on a NetBSD box with Samba running on it.
>Works great from 1.5.   Map the drive in windows, use cygwin to compile via the 
>net.    In 1.7 the user and group returned is 2^32-1 (ffffffff) which doesn't allow me
>to do anything other than read on the file server.
>I'm not sure if this is the right list for 1.7 bugs or if they should go to another list.
>If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will tell me....
>e.g. to the same file server and ls the same 
>   cd /cygdrive/n
>   ls -ldn JUNK
>   drwxr-xr-x 1 500 513 0 May 27 10:54 JUNK
>  cd /cygdrive/n
>  ls -ldn JUNK
>  drwxr-x--- 1 4294967295 4294967295 0 Jan 14 2008 JUNK
>So it looks like user, group, permissions and dates are all wrong under 1.7.

It could look like that when you look at it from 100 yards away.  To get
closer we'd need to see things like what your /etc/passwd and /etc/group
files look like.  Even cygcheck output would help.


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