invalid user 'www'

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri Aug 15 16:01:55 PDT 2003

GNorm <gnorm at> writes:

> I am having a problem with apache. When I try to start or restart
> apache using apachectl i get the following message.
> Limits:  invalid user 'www'
> Usage:  [a list of switches]
> httpd: bad user name www
> When I do apachectl configtest I get the same message.
> I have looked at /etc/group, /etc/passwd, and /etc/master.passwd for
> www. The user is there. Any help will be appreciated.

Sounds like you don't have the database built properly.  Edited the
password file by hand, probably?  Use pwd_mkdb(8) to rebuild it.

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