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I created one for win98 in /etc/password by using the same format and dummy
Probably only userid, uid, and gid are important. Use the values from an ls -l.
Jonathan Pryor wrote:
> To get `whoami' to work correctly, you need:
> Under NT, you can generate this with cygwin-supplied tools:
> mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd
> This doesn't appear to work under 95 (95 doesn't support the
> Win32 Security APIs), so I'm not sure what to do about Win9x...
> (I copied over the files from my NT box, but I'm not sure what
> to do if NT isn't available.)
> - Jon
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Hall <email@example.com>
> To: N8TM@aol.com <N8TM@aol.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>;
> firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
> Date: Friday, April 02, 1999 9:52 AM
> Subject: Re: DejaGnu
> >At 09:04 AM 4/2/99 EST, N8TM@aol.com wrote:
> >>In a message dated 4/2/99 2:08:20 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> >>> bash-2.02$ whoami
> >>> whoami: cannot find username for UID 500
> >>> Can someone who has run DejaGnu on gcc give me some pointers?
> >>As there is no whoami on cygwin, I simply edit that script to remove all
> >>attempts to find a username, leaving only the fixed "unknown" assignment.
> >>more general fix would be for the script to check whether whoami is
> >>implemented before trying to invoke it.
> >Actually, I don't think the problem is that there is no "whoami" for Cygwin
> >(I have one and I didn't build it myself!;-)). I think Adam's problem is
> >just a configuration one. Actually, I forget the details of setting up
> >whoami to work (even though I guess I did it at one point since it works
> >fine for me!;-)) but I'm quite sure I remember it being discussed on the
> >One could always check the archives!;-) In any case, as you pointed out,
> >"fixing" whoami is not critical to solving Adam's current problem.
> >Larry Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
> >RFK Partners, Inc. (781) 239-1053
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> >Wellesley, MA 02482-7797 http://www.rfk.com
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