KCron error - SOLVED

Charles Howse chowse at charter.net
Wed Nov 12 05:06:12 PST 2003

On Tuesday 11 November 2003 02:26 pm, Charles Howse wrote:
> Hi,
> FBSD 4.8-RELEASE-p13, KDE 3.1.
> When I click menu/system/KCron, I get an error:
> "The following error occurred when initializing KCron,
> No password entry for user '#'
> KCron will now exit."
> I've searched using Google and searched the list archives with no joy.
> There is, of course, no local documentation for KCron.
> Can someone point me to the place to find out how to fix this?

I found a bug report concerning this by searching the KDE list archives.
KCron reads /etc/passwd on startup, and cannot deal with comments (lines 
preceeded by '#'.)
Removing the comment lines resolved this issue.

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