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Re: can't mount or su

On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:29:21PM -0500, Vikki Roemer wrote:
> Though I do want to get rid of some of the entries since I don't need
> them anymore (they're from programs that I uninstalled long ago).
> Can I edit the file by hand, or will that screw it up?  I don't think
> I can use linuxconf to get rid of them since they're not showing up in
> that program (especially the qmail entries-- there are 6 qmail
> entries, but linuxconf is only displaying 1, and yet I don't ever
> remember having qmail installed in the first place!).

They were installed by older versions of base-passwd, and can't easily
be removed automatically in case people have local qmail installations.
You can remove them by hand though - if you're paranoid, take a backup
and also run 'update-passwd --dry-run' followed by 'update-passwd
--verbose' after editing to make sure all the Debian-required accounts
are there.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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