Can't resolve "Your group is currently "mkpasswd"'

Mirko Vukovic
Wed Aug 1 14:19:00 GMT 2012

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 10:35 PM, <...> wrote:
> I just tried to set up cygwin on my new corporate pc (I have admin
> privileges on the machine but not on the overall corporate network).
> I keep getting the infamous 'Your group is currently "mkpasswd"' every
> time I open a new terminal.
> Since this is a domain, I first tried "mpasswd -l -d >| /etc/passwd"
> but the domain lookup seemed to hang forever (after first generating
> the local group portion). Note that "mkgroup -l -d >| /etc/group
> worked but was slow.

In my case, mkpasswd -d is an exercise in patience (many minutes,
definitely less then 30), but it does eventually return a very long
list.  Let it run.


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