Trying to 'installworld' and proxy user issue

Alex de Kruijff freebsd at
Sat Sep 18 05:30:20 PDT 2004

On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 11:48:33PM -0700, Clint Olsen wrote:
> Ok, I have to say I'm a bit confused.  I ran through the handbook on how to
> upgrade.  I've done this before, but this time I ran into some problems.
> I ran 'mergemaster -p' before trying to do 'installworld', and the install
> immediately fails because there is no 'proxy' user.  The thing is, the
> proxy did get added to the master password file in /usr/src.  It just
> doesn't exist (yet) in /etc.
> So, what exactly should have happened here?  I looked on Google and noticed
> someone else ran into the same exact problem.  It seems like you always
> have this chicken and egg problem when building new OS versions: things
> required to exist on the bootstrap version in order to get a new version up
> and running.

Hi Clint,

With me it all worked. Could it be posible that you let mergemaster skip
the master password file, merged it wrong so the proxy user didn't get
added or didn't rebuild the password file?


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