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Re: 1.7.5-1: a problem with mkgroup

On 4/20/2010 9:38 AM, Yuval Emek wrote:
When invoking a cygwin bash shell window, I'm getting the following
***message begins***
Your group is currently "mkgroup".  This indicates that neither
your gid nor your pgsid (primary group associated with your SID)
is in /etc/group.

The /etc/group (and possibly /etc/passwd) files should be rebuilt.
See the man pages for mkpasswd and mkgroup then, for example, run

mkpasswd -l [-d]>  /etc/passwd
mkgroup  -l [-d]>  /etc/group

Note that the -d switch is necessary for domain users.
***message ends***

An attempt to run mkgroup ends in:
$ mkgroup
mkgroup (101): [1355] The specified domain either does not exist or could
not be contacted.

According to your cygcheck output says you have an old installation in 'd:\cygwin-old'. If true, please remove this and then run:

cygcheck --delete-orphaned-installation-keys

Then reinstall Cygwin in it's current location (just re-run "setup.exe"
and specify "Reinstall" for "All".  Your current installation is
incomplete, presumably because of some conflict with your "old"

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