Earnie Boyd
Sat Jun 29 16:51:00 GMT 2002

--- Christopher Faylor <> wrote:
> >If on entering from Windows a user doesn't have HOME defined and
> >doesn't have a home in passwd, and doesn't have HOMEDRIVE/HOMEPATH,
> >then let's set HOME to some sane value such as WINDIR or c:\,
> >rather than risking a lookup. The user will eventually run mkpasswd...
> Really?  That's a departure from the way things used to work, isn't it?
> Don't you think there will be complaints?

Probably, depending on the affects.  I never run mkpasswd, and if it's run by
default I always rm /etc/passwd /etc/group.  I'm always using the emulated
passwd code.  Assuming that a user will do something when there are options
others always makes an ...


Earnie Boyd

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