password failure- after mergmaster

Peter Boosten peter at
Mon Jul 9 20:25:17 UTC 2007

David Kelly wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 09, 2007 at 04:06:01PM -0400, Jean-Paul Natola wrote:
>> I got mergemaster to run- but now that the system restarted the root password
>> and my password are invalid-
>> I can ONLY start in single user mode-
> You let mergemaster clobber the password file.
> So in single user, "mount -a", then use vipw to recreate your accounts
> in the password database. On exit from vipw use passwd to set the
> passwords. 

Having read this I must admit that it's a complete mystery to me why
mergemaster would touch your password file at all...

/me puzzled...


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