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Re: domain and user localname conflict


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I'm surprised you get these messages...  They probably have something to
do with the tetex installation, but they seem to appear in your
/etc/profile or ~/.bashrc, since they appear every time you open a bash
shell.  Well, why not look at the actual permissions on those files?
What's the output of "ls -l /usr/share/texmf/{web2c/texmf.cnf,ls-R}"?
What about "getfacl /usr/share/texmf/{web2c/texmf.cnf,ls-R}"?
If you have administrative privileges, you can "chmod a+w
/usr/share/texmf/{web2c/texmf.cnf,ls-R}", which should get rid of the

On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, Ling F. Zhang wrote:

> Hi:
> Yes, I kind of did that already actually, I added a "_AD" to all my
> account username.  However this is what I am getting when I open cygwin:
> /usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf: Permission denied
> /usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf: Permission denied
> /usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf: Permission denied
> /usr/share/texmf/ls-R: Permission denied
> user1_AD@laptop ~
> $
> This is the permission issue that's bugging me...
> Thank you.
> --- Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha<at>cs<dot>nyu<dot>edu> wrote:
> > On Sat, 24 Jan 2004, Ling F. Zhang wrote:
> >
> > > I did the following after I install cygwin in my laptop (WINXP PRO),
> > > which has both local account and domain account with the same
> > > username (for example, both have user "admin"). Looks like if I log
> > > into Windows locally and then use cygwin, everything is fine.  When
> > > I log into domain however, I can't do anything because I don't have
> > > permission to do anything.
> > >
> > > yes, I already ran:
> > > mkpasswd -d -l > /etc/passwd
> > > mkgroup -d -l > /etc/group
> > >
> > > Any idea?
> >
> > Ling,
> >
> > If you have two accounts with the same name in /etc/passwd, only the
> > first one is found when looking up by name.  The way it is invoked
> > from the standard scripts (and the way you ran it), "mkpasswd" will
> > put the local accounts first, so, if you try to log in through, say,
> > ssh into the local machine with the "admin" account (as in your
> > example), Cygwin will find the local "admin" first, and check the
> > password accordingly.
> >
> > Fortunately, there is a solution.  Cygwin account names (those in
> > /etc/passwd) don't have to correspond to Windows account names, as
> > long as the SID (the long string of numbers and digits starting with
> > "S-") matches.  So, you have two solutions: either move the local
> > "admin" line down past the domain "admin" one (which will effectively
> > "hide" it from look-ups by name) or rename it to something else (say,
> > "local_admin") if you want to access it too.
> >       Igor

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