(mac_ntpd) chown: ntpd: illegal user

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Dec 20 06:07:17 UTC 2018

On Thu, 20 Dec 2018 00:53:07 +0100, Matthias Fechner wrote:
> 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.

It seems that the step of using pwd_mkdb to update the
user and password database has been missing somewhere;
see "man pwd_mkdb" for details - you can manually invoke
the appropriate command. :-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list