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Re: what is wrong with 'adduser'?

Pollywog <pollywog@shadypond.com> wrote:
>I am a potatoer and I am having trouble with the adduser command:
>root@lilypad:/usr/sbin # /usr/sbin/adduser pguser
>Adding user pguser...
>Adding new group pguser (1004).
>Can't exec "groupadd": No such file or directory at /usr/sbin/adduser line 675.
>adduser: `groupadd -g 1004 pguser' returned error code 255.  Aborting.
>Cleaning up.
>Removing group `pguser'.
>Can't exec "groupdel": No such file or directory at /usr/sbin/adduser line 695.
>Is this a known problem?

It looks like you haven't got /usr/sbin on root's $PATH (as evidenced
also by the fact that you're using /usr/sbin/adduser instead of simply
adduser). groupadd, groupdel, and the like live there. Fix this and all
should be well.

/usr/sbin should probably be on root's $PATH anyway, but it's probably a
bug in adduser that it doesn't use absolute paths (a potential security
hole, even?). You might want to file a bug about this.

Colin Watson                                           [cjw44@cam.ac.uk]

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