Testers needed: New passwd/group handling in Cygwin

Achim Gratz Stromeko@NexGo.DE
Tue Mar 11 19:56:00 GMT 2014

Achim Gratz <Stromeko <at> NexGo.DE> writes:
> Exactly.  But as revealed above, what was really missing is the
> Administrators group.  Somehow, when "files" is in effect, that mapping
> doesn't seem to exist unless it is explicitly listed in the file.  It does
> get auto-created when I use _only_ the "db".  I hope that somehow makes

I guess it does: the mapping that gets created from AD is sometimes 1049120
instead of 544.  That depends on the settings in nsswitch.conf and whether
an /etc/group file exists at all or contains an entry for Administrators.  I
guess that once this behaviour is stable (and maps to 544 in every case) the
problem that Perl is having also goes away.


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