Chown: can't change owner of files.
andy.peeters at advalvas.be
Thu Dec 28 11:42:11 PST 2000
> Andy Peeters wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I have problems with creating the devices with MAKEDEV, actually it is
> > with chown.
> > The group and passwd files are in the correct directory: /etc and still
> > 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.
> 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
> this user 'john'.
> Sergey Ostrovsky.
That's true, but it doesn't even work with the superuser 'root'.
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