Creating new users not-using root

Creating new users not-using root

Post by Rafez Noorulla » Fri, 21 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Anyone had any luck in creating new users without using the root
account?
The furthest I have got gives an "cannot lock /etc/passwd file" error. I
have changed all the permissions nearly everywhere applicable.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

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Creating new users not-using root

Post by Albert Janss » Mon, 24 Nov 1997 04:00:00



>Anyone had any luck in creating new users without using the root
>account?
>The furthest I have got gives an "cannot lock /etc/passwd file" error. I
>have changed all the permissions nearly everywhere applicable.

Bug in RedHat 4.0
I deleted the /etc/passwd.lock file (or what it was called),
updating the adduser-script might be a good idea...

 
 
 

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