rmuser failed / cannot readd user

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Apr 30 05:58:49 UTC 2008

Hartleigh Burton wrote:

> I added a user called "mrawebuser", which failed because there was not 
> enough free space on / at the time. Now when I try to add the user again 
> it says the user already exists when it doesn't. I have used rmuser to 
> remove the account and also manually check /etc/passwd, 
> /etc/master.passwd, & /etc/group - none of these files contain any 
> reference to "mrawebuser". If I repeat the rmuser command it will find 
> the user every time.

Run this command:

    # pwd_mkdb -p /etc/master.passwd



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