can't add any new users

Derek Ragona derek at computinginnovations.com
Thu Apr 26 12:03:19 UTC 2007


At 02:31 PM 4/25/2007, Charlie McElfresh wrote:
>Hi,
>
>I recently upgraded all my machines to 6.2 RELEASE.  All my machines except
>one work fine.
>
>On one of my machines, I can log in from the console to the super user
>account, but I could not su to my user account.
>
>So, I backed up all my data, and I deleted my user account.  Then, I added
>it back with adduser.
>
>When I look in /etc/passwd and /etc/group, I'm in there.
>
>When I try to su to my newly created account, I get this message:
>
>Bad system call (core dumped)
>
>I tried removing my account with rmuser, then adding it back again -- same
>problem.
>
>Any ideas?
>
>Charlie

You didn't say how you upgraded this server to 6.2, nor from what 
version.  I suspect you have an old or missing library.  You might do well 
on this server to cvsup, buildworld, and install world.

         -Derek

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