Re: nis problem?
In article <Pine.LNX.3.96.971008143925.233Bemail@example.com>,
Pete Templin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm trying to set up NIS on a pair of Debian servers and get the
>following errors. Any suggestions on what to fix or what bugs to report
>(all software is current stable version):
>tcsh# adduser favor
>Adding user favor...
>Adding new user favor (1020) with group users.
>Creating home directory /home/favor.
>Copying files from /etc/skel
>passwd: unknown user: favor.
>adduser: `passwd favor' returned error code 256. Aborting.
>Removing directory `/home/favor'
>Removing user `favor'.
>userdel: user favor does not exist
>I've tried linking yppasswd to passwd to no avail.
>Any and all ideas welcome!
I bet adduser is adding the new user at the end of /etc/passwd, _after_
the "+:" NIS entry.
Somehow this bug keeps popping up every few months..
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