getent doesn't work properly

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Oct 23 11:42:00 GMT 2019

On Oct 23 11:17, Maayan Apelboim wrote:
> Is "UK" the name of the local machine or the name of your domain?
> How does your /etc/nsswitch.conf file look like?
> Do you still have /etc/passwd and /etc/group files?  If so, does removing the files change the above behaviour?  If so, can you attach both files verbatim to your reply?
> Thanks,
> Corinna
> --
> Corinna Vinschen
> Cygwin Maintainer
> ----------------------------
> Hi,
> UK is my domain. 
> I'm not using passwd and group files after being advised in the past not to.
> My /etc/nsswitch.conf is default. Didn't make any changes to this file.

Since I can't reproduce this problem, would you mind trying to run
getent under strace?  It would be helpful to get 2 strace outputs
for the same account, one working, one failing.  Call it like this:

  $ strace -o getent-1.trace getent passwd <account>


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer
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