system users does not exist
jvian10 at charter.net
Tue Jan 31 21:50:26 UTC 2006
On Tue, 2006-01-31 at 16:09 +0530, anupama 2004 wrote:
> in my system i have installed fedora core-3
> and i dont know why some system users are deleted from /etc/passwd
> file and when i start some services like postgresql , sendmail etc
> the system says system user "postgres" does't exist
> i have some important data in my system. so pls tell me hoew to include
> these system users again without reinstalling the packages.
> i tried with forcebly updating the rpms. but didn't solved the problem
IIRC, if you did an upgrade instead of a clean install, rpm creates
a .rpmnew (the new file) or .rpmsave (the old file) file for each
critical configuration file that needs to be replaced.
Check and see if you have a /etc/passwd.rpmnew or /etc/passwd.rpmsave
file. If so you probably also have a matching /etc/shadow.rpmxxx file.
If these files exist then it is likely you will need to manually merge
the changes into the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files.
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