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Re: User/Group Problem

To: Ian Chilton <ian@ichilton.co.uk>
Subject: Re: User/Group Problem
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 05:01:58 +0100
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com, lfs-discuss@linuxfromscratch.org
In-reply-to: <20001107110610.A8074@woody.ichilton.co.uk>; from mailinglist@ichilton.co.uk on Tue, Nov 07, 2000 at 11:06:10AM +0000
References: <20001107110610.A8074@woody.ichilton.co.uk>
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On Tue, Nov 07, 2000 at 11:06:10AM +0000, Ian Chilton wrote:

> I am building a Linux system on an SGI I2 (MIPS) with glibc 2.2
> 
> I am having the following problem....any ideas?
> 
> bash-2.04# chown root test.c 
> chown: root: invalid user
> 
> bash-2.04# chgrp root test.c 
> chgrp: invalid group name `root'

Two possible reasons:

 - your /etc/nsswitch.conf is broken
 - your chown / chgrp binaries are statically linked.  In that case nss
   won't work on MIPS until it's fixed ...

  Ralf

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