Chown: can't change owner of files.

Sergey Ostrovsky sostrovsky at snip.net
Thu Dec 28 11:05:19 PST 2000


Andy Peeters wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I have problems with creating the devices with MAKEDEV, actually it is more
> with chown.
> The group and passwd files are in the correct directory: /etc and still when
> I run chown it complains 'invalid user'.
>
> I guess that I'll have to re-install some libraries or something else.
> Anyone a clue?
>
> Thanks, Andy.
>
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It happens beacause MAKEDEV script assumes that certain users already
registered in the system.
See MAKEDEV script. So, 'chown johh <.....>' will work only if you registered
this user 'john'.

Sergey Ostrovsky.



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