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Re: Group Permissions on root folders problem (Windows 10 TP build 10061)
- From: Takashi Yano <takashi dot yano at nifty dot ne dot jp>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2015 15:59:16 +0900
- Subject: Re: Group Permissions on root folders problem (Windows 10 TP build 10061)
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Is there any progress regarding this problem?
I recently encountered the same situation. After some trials,
I found this problem occurs if the account, on which cygwin
setup is executed, is a Microsoft account. This does not occur
if the account is a local account.
Above is true for both:
a) Group permissions on root folders
b) Creating sshd service using cyg_server
I would be happy if this information helps you.
On Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:58:43 +0200
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jun 16 09:23, Brian Buchanan wrote:
> > On Thu, 30 Apr 2015 at 10:24:50, Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at
> > cygwin dot com> wrote:
> > >[...]
> > > Hmm, the permission test in the csih helper script is apparently not up
> > > to the task in your situation. As a workaround, you may want to change
> > > the group ownership of /var/empty to "Users" and chmod it to 755, then
> > > run the ssh-host-config script again.
> > >
> > (I'm now on a fresh install of Build 10130)
> > I had to do that to /var (not just /var/empty) to get past that
> > message, but I've run into another snag with ssh-host-config
> > I'm getting an errors saying unknown user win-g71n7drq4r6+cyg_server
> > at the point of setting the password, the password expiry and
> > assigning permissions.
> This is a domain member machine, yes?
> > *** Info: This script plans to use 'cyg_server'.
> > *** Info: 'cyg_server' will only be used by registered services.
> > *** Query: Create new privileged user account
> > 'WIN-G71N7DRQ4R6\cyg_server' (Cygwin name:
> > 'win-g71n7drq4r6+cyg_server')? (yes/no) yes
> > *** Info: Please enter a password for new user
> > win-g71n7drq4r6+cyg_server. Please be sure
> > *** Info: that this password matches the password rules given on your system.
> > *** Info: Entering no password will exit the configuration.
> > *** Query: Please enter the password:
> > *** Query: Reenter:
> > *** Info: User 'win-g71n7drq4r6+cyg_server' has been created with
> > password 'Su3per$ecr3t'.
> > *** Info: If you change the password, please remember also to change the
> > *** Info: password for the installed services which use (or will soon use)
> > *** Info: the 'win-g71n7drq4r6+cyg_server' account.
> > passwd: unknown user win-g71n7drq4r6+cyg_server
> > *** Warning: Setting password expiry for user
> > 'win-g71n7drq4r6+cyg_server' failed!
> This is weird. The same works for me:
> *** Query: Do you want to use a different name? (yes/no) yes
> *** Query: Enter the new user name: blubber
> *** Query: Reenter: blubber
> *** Query: Create new privileged user account 'my_machine\blubber' (Cygwin name: 'my_machine+blubber')? (yes/no) yes
> *** Info: Please enter a password for new user my_machine+blubber. Please be sure
> *** Info: that this password matches the password rules given on your system.
> *** Info: Entering no password will exit the configuration.
> *** Query: Please enter the password:
> *** Query: Reenter:
> *** Info: User 'my_machine+blubber' has been created with password 'blubber'.
> *** Info: If you change the password, please remember also to change the
> *** Info: password for the installed services which use (or will soon use)
> *** Info: the 'my_machine+blubber' account.
> *** Info: The sshd service has been installed under the 'my_machine+blubber'
> *** Info: account. To start the service now, call `net start sshd' or
> *** Info: `cygrunsrv -S sshd'. Otherwise, it will start automatically
> *** Info: after the next reboot.
> *** Info: Host configuration finished. Have fun!
> Is there a chance you have a non-Cygwin passwd tool in $PATH?
> > [...]
> > At this point sshd and a cyg_server accounts exist and the service got
> > created, however it's using the Local System account.
> You can change that in the Services GUI to the local cyg_server user.
> > I'm guessing this is just because the Local System account doesn't
> > have the required privileges.
> > What do those processes (passwd, set password expiry and assigning
> > appropriate privileges) need to succeed?
> I don't know why this occurs. As you can see above, it works for me.
> This is a completely new setup with the Cygwin distro updated to the
> latest? csih 0.9.8-6? cygwin-2.0.4-1?
> Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
> Cygwin Maintainer cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
> Red Hat
Takashi Yano <email@example.com>
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