[1.7] mkpasswd and mkgroup ignore user and group names with national characters
Fri May 15 09:43:00 GMT 2009
On May 15 11:43, Alexey Borzenkov wrote:
> I'm in a domain at work and previously used mkpasswd -d and mkgroup -d
> to populate /etc/passwd and /etc/group files. Unfortunately, we mostly
> use Russian versions of Windows (especially on servers) here and most
> built-in user and group names (like Administrator, Domain Users, etc.)
> are localized. With cygwin 1.5 these names were successfully exported
> by mkpasswd/mkgroup, however with cygwin 1.7 all such usernames are
> silently ignored and don't appear in the output.
> Since my primary group is "Domain Users" every time I execute
> cygwin.bat I see this:
> 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.
> Is it some bug or was it a design decision?
It's missing setlcoale calls in the first place. I'm going to fix that.
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