(mac_ntpd) chown: ntpd: illegal user

Matthias Fechner idefix at fechner.net
Wed Dec 19 23:53:23 UTC 2018

Am 19.12.2018 um 19:45 schrieb Carmel NY:
> After updating to FreeBSD 12, I am getting this error when booting up. Since
> I never personally touched 'ntpd', the update caused this problem.
> Security policy loaded: MAC/ntpd
> (mac_ntpd) chown: ntpd: illegal user
> name Starting ntpd.

I had a similar problem.

Typed vipw added an empty line and deleted it again, save and close.
The required files had been generated again and problem was solved for me.



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