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Re: nis problem?



In article <Pine.LNX.3.96.971008143925.233B-100000@templinux.bucknell.edu>,
Pete Templin <templin@bucknell.edu> wrote:
>
>Hello,
>
>	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
>Unknown error
>passwd: unknown user: favor.
>adduser: `passwd favor' returned error code 256.  Aborting.
>Cleaning up.
>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..

Mike.
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