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On Apr 16 15:20, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
> > I would suggest not to use passwd and group files anymore, unless you're
> > in a situation with no connection to the account DB (e.g.  AD member
> > machine without connection to the DC).
> If you mean remove the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files, that didn't
> work for me.  Xwin crashed the same way.

That should be fixed in 2.0.0-0.6 which I'm just copying to the
release area.

> "mkpasswd" isn't an option for me, everyone in the company will be
> added to the password file (I tried it).  Non-starter!

As I said, just don't use them.  But if you need it for some
reason, try

  $ mkpasswd -l -c
  $ mkgroup -l -c

That restricts the outout to the local accoutns and your own user
and primary group.  That's what setup calls.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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