Win7 system update hosed something in Cygwin

Achim Gratz
Sat Aug 17 07:11:00 GMT 2019

L A Walsh writes:
> If you don't have /etc/passwd or /etc/group, cygwin will generate
> DOMAIN+USER entries dynamically each time you start cygwin (or per-boot)
> if you have cygwin processes started at boot.

This is wrong.  Cygwin never "generates" those nor do they change, they
are coming from the DC.  I do think they get cached if you run
cygserver, but I'm not sure about that.

> If you want consistency -- same user names+id's with each boot and
> MS-Win compatible names, you may want to create /etc/passwd
> and /etc/group using mkpasswd, mkgroup and hand tuning.  It isn't
> suggested for most users, but it may be something you want.

There aren't very many situations where you'd still need either of
those, especially not if your machine is a domain member.

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