Upgrading 5.2.1 to 5.3R2 (Maybe a problem adding a user)
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Tue Nov 2 19:30:15 PST 2004
Gerard Samuel wrote:
> Ok, so I upgraded, ran mergemaster, and merged /etc/group (and
> /etc/master.passwd I think) via mergemaster.
> I merged those files to retain my non root user account.
> I rebooted, and I haven't been able to log into my non root account.
> I tried to readd the account via adduser, but it says that the user
> already exists.
> So I tried rmuser, and it says that the user doesn't exist.
> So I manually removed the account name from /etc/group,
> /etc/master.passwd, /etc/passwd,
> and tried to add the user, via adduser.
> When it tries to add the user, it fails (dont remember the message
> right now).
I tried adding another account on the box, and the Im getting the same
This time I got the error message from adduser
OK? (yes/no): yes
pw: user 'test' disappeared during update
adduser: ERROR: There was an error adding user (test).
Add another user? (yes/no): no
> Anyone has any suggestions on how I can get the old user account back??
> N.B. I did back up /etc before mergemaster...
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