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Re: Strange new behavior...
Understandable, but in my desperation I removed the entire C:\cygwin
root directory, no to mention a number of regustry entries...
So, one might think I was thourough...
Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
Because even a complete uninstall won't remove user-created files (such as
/etc/passwd), and a reinstall won't recreate them if they are already
On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, Brian J. Ackermann wrote:
Yep, that did the trick (the mkpasswd -d -u solution)
Thanks a bunch...
I am still wondering why this didn't 'go away' after a complete
uninstall, and consequent reinstall?
sounds like something funny in /etc/passwd try regenerating it with
mv /etc/passwd /etc/passwd.old
mkpasswd -l >/etc/passwd
and if you are in a domain
mkpasswd -d -u "your username" >> /etc/passwd
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