Chown: can't change owner of files.

Andy Peeters 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
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.
> >
>
> 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.
>
>

That's true, but it doesn't even work with the superuser 'root'.

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