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RE: profile - mkpasswd, mkgroup
- From: "John Morrison" <john dot r dot morrison at ntlworld dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 09:26:07 +0100
- Subject: RE: profile - mkpasswd, mkgroup
> From: On Behalf Of Christopher Faylor
> On Sun, Jul 28, 2002 at 12:47:47PM +0100, John Morrison wrote:
> >Hi all.
> >One of the first things I almost always have to do upon
> >installing cygwin on a machine at work is generate the
> >groups and passwords for the domain.
> >What I'm proposing to do is remove the creation of the
> >batch program from setup (with, I think Rob's blessing :)
> >and add it to the profile package.
> >Then, after changing it to a shell script (are there
> >any issues with this?) doing something along the lines
> >of (peudo-code):
> >Only problem I can see is I don't know whether
> >the variable USERDOMAIN is NT specific. There
> >may be other issues also (I can only test on
> I'm not against the idea but I don't really see what it has
> to do with a packaged called "profile".
Nothing really, it's just something else that the setup.exe
has hardcoded which, with the profile package being
a) so small and
b) already removing functionality from setup.exe
I thought might be nice :)
> (Which IMO should be renamed to something else, anyway
> shell-startup, maybe?)
Personally, I think...
# apt-cache show base-files
Maintainer: Santiago Vila <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Replaces: base, miscutils, libreadline, libreadlineg2 (<< 2.1-16), bash (<<
Depends: awk, base-passwd (>= 18.104.22.168)
Description: Debian base system miscellaneous files
This package contains the basic filesystem hierarchy of a Debian system,
several important miscellaneous files, such as /etc/debian_version,
/etc/host.conf, /etc/issue, /etc/motd, /etc/profile, /etc/nsswitch.conf,
and others, and the text of several common licenses in use on Debian
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