Problem with mkgroup

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Fri Nov 30 03:26:00 GMT 2007

Erik Weibust wrote:
> I am having problems with a new cygwin install on windows vista business.
> The first time I log in I get an error message about my group being
> mkgroup. The error message states to run mkpasswd and mkgroup with the -d
> flag for domain users. I get a very large passwd file when running this. Am
> I safe to delete the majority of the users from the passwd file, mainly just
> leaving my own login? I'm guessing there are some "admin" type users that
> probably need to still be there. Is there a list of the users to keep,
> because my file if very, very long?

You can trim out whatever you like from the file but you should make sure
that you leave whatever groups your users are a part of.  There shouldn't
be a great harm in leaving well enough alone though.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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