Importing a foreign passwd file to FreeBSD
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Fri Apr 11 10:55:08 PDT 2003
Paul Hoffman <phoffman at proper.com> writes:
> Hi again. I'm setting up a new FreeBSD system to replace an old NetBSD
> one. I want to import all the users and their passwords. As an
> experiment on a test box, I tried importing the master.passwd and
> passwd file from the NetBSD box, that FreeBSD won't let me log in; I
> always get "Login incorrect". Nothing is logged in /var/log/anything,
> so I don't know why the login attempts are failing. The users' home
> directories are created, and they're in proper groups.
> Is this possible to do?
Sure. I don't think there are any inter-platform issues, assuming
FreeBSD can handle whatever password format you were using on NetBSD.
I think you just forgot to build the password database. See the man
pages for vipw(8) and pwd_mkdb(8).
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