vipw: could not lock the passwd file: : Operation not supported
vdaelli at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 6 16:58:55 GMT 2005
>From: Nikolas Britton <nikolas.britton at gmail.com>
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>To: Valerio Daelli <vdaelli at hotmail.com>
>Subject: Re: vipw: could not lock the passwd file: : Operation not
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>On 6/6/05, Valerio Daelli <vdaelli at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > we have FreeBSD 5.4 jail which is mounted via NFS from a host machine.
> > The filesystem containing the jail is mounted from a remote machine.
> > Everything is fine, except when I try to add a user in the jail I get a:
> > vipw: could not lock the passwd file: : Operation not supported
> > I solved the problem in pwd_mkdb using the -i switch.
> > But I can't find any similar options in vipw.
> > Has anyone an idea about this?
> > Bye
> > Valerio Daelli
>It sounds like your not logged in as root, I'm sure you are but I have
>never played with jails. Have you tried the adduser or pw commands?,
>vipw is not the best tool for adding users because you can fsck your
>system if your not careful.
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