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Re: "cannot find username for UID XXX"
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Johan Parin <Johan dot Parin at era dot ericsson dot se>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 15:01:42 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: "cannot find username for UID XXX"
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 8 Aug 2003, Johan Parin wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just installed Cygwin on Win2K. It's working fine except that I don't
> have a username ;( . This has some bad consequences like not being
> able to use ssh. id returns the following:
> uid=479 gid=10513(mkgroup_l_d)
> uid 479 is not in passwd, as can be seen in attachment.
> My username should be erajpaa. I have no idea where Cygwin picks up
> uid 479 from. If I start up cmd.exe, I can see the following USER
> related variables:
> ALLUSERSPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users
> USERPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\erajpaa
> These are inherited by the Cygwin shell, which however also creates
> Could I have done something wrong during installation, or can I do
> something to fix this now?
> Should I change the uid for erajpaa in passwd, or can I do something
> to convince Cygwin I'm uid 66015 instead?
> Any help is appreciated.
Your UID is greater than 65536 (which is the limit for 16-bit uids). You
can do one of two things: (1) edit /etc/passwd and change your UID to
something else (yes, you can do *that*); 479 should do just as well as
anything else, as long as does not belong to any other user in the passwd
file, or (2) upgrade to the *experimental* version 1.5.1 (or is .2 out
already?) that uses 32-bit UIDs.
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