Re: what is wrong with 'adduser'?
Pollywog <email@example.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.
>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 [firstname.lastname@example.org]