running pwd_mkdb from the startup scripts ?

David O'Brien obrien at
Wed Apr 28 08:49:52 PDT 2004

On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 09:43:31AM -0700, Luigi Rizzo wrote:
> The problem is, if the [s]pwd.db and [master.]passwd files
> are out of sync, the system trusts the binary version and not
> the one-true-source which would be master.passwd, so in
> certain cases it would be nice to have them resynced automatically
> at boot time

If you're in an environment that the out-of-sync situation occurs often,
why not just 'rm' the binary versions and only use the text versions?
I'm pretty sure at least at one time the .db files were optional (but
desired for performance reasons).

-- David  (obrien at

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