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Re: not updating unwritable cache ../config.cache
- To: Kai Henningsen <kai at cats dot ms>
- Subject: Re: not updating unwritable cache ../config.cache
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna at vinschen dot de>
- Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 20:51:54 +0200
- CC: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- References: <E11YWM5email@example.com>
Kai Henningsen wrote:
> On 5 Oct 99, at 14:40, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > 'ntsec' is definitely not the wrong option. 'ntsec' is the better
> > choice if you are using NTFS filesystems. 'ntea' is a hack that uses
> What do I need for it, then?
Use mkpasswd and mkgroup to create /etc/passwd and /etc/group files.
In the current snapshots, the following rules are important:
- Dont use user and/or group names that are different from the
NT account names.
- Typically, group 513 is your primary group. This is `None' outside
and `Domain Users' inside of NT domains.
The primary group membership isn't important for `ntsec', so you
may change your group entry in /etc/passwd to, e.g., administrators
- Use `umask' command in your profile, e.g.: `umask 022'.
Try a `touch foo' and `ls -l foo'. Without `ntsec' you'll get:
-rw-r--r-- 1 administ none 0 Oct 5 20:00 foo
-rw-r--r-- 1 kai administ 0 Oct 5 20:00 foo
> > And don't use an account, that is member of the administrators group.
> Not really an option.
When you try `ntsec' you will see that this problem is gone.
Maybe, you get other ones... but I'm working hard in making
And last but not least:
- Constructive feedback always welcome.
- Patches are gratefully accepted.
> > In this case the file owner and the user are diverging.
> Huh. NT bug?
No, NT `feature' ;-}
If a user is member of the administrators group, the administrators
group will be the owner of _every_ object that is created by him/her
(including files, processes, semaphores,...)
_if_ _not_ _explicitly_ _changed_! This job is done by `ntsec'.
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