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login failing(?) on Win 98
- From: news at garydjones dot mailshell dot com
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 16:58:52 +0200
- Subject: login failing(?) on Win 98
I have setup a fake user for postgres in /etc/passwd (mainly to
satisfy scripts that require that user, though I'm not
convinced it is required now).
If I then use login, from bash, I get this:
$ login postgres
No directory !
Logging in with home = "/".
You are successfully logged in to this server!!!
which is pretty much what I would expect (I don't care too much
about what the shell looks like, it is not going to be used very
much by users directly). Note - there is no Windows user called
postgres, I don't know if this matters or not.
(that is, I seem to still be the original logged in user).
Similarly, when I "initdb ..." postgres still reports that the
owner is "Gary" and not "postgres".
Is that what is expected? Have I misconfigured something, or is
this a known situation/bug? _Possibly_ related is that "who"
does not report quite what I would expect either:
I thought I would see a list of logged in users. I get the
/var/... regardless of what option I give "who", even "who -m"
("whoami" reports "Gary", as shown above).
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