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Old 10-15-2002, 01:28 PM   #1
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Question adding the lfs user problem


oh

it seems that it won't be easy to go on with lfs 4


my first problem appeared while creating the user named lfs

here it is what i get when i type the adding command


[root@localhost /]# useradd -s /bin/bash -m lfs && passwd lfs
vipw lockfile (/etc/ptmp) is present!
[root@localhost /]#

the /etc/ptmp file :


root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
bin:x:1:1:bin:/bin:/bin/sh
daemon:x:2:2:daemon:/sbin:/bin/sh
adm:x:3:4:adm:/var/adm:/bin/sh
lp:x:4:7:lp:/var/spool/lpd:/bin/sh
sync:x:5:0:sync:/sbin:/bin/sync
shutdown:x:6:0:shutdown:/sbin:/sbin/shutdown
halt:x:7:0:halt:/sbin:/sbin/halt
mail:x:8:12:mail:/var/spool/mail:/bin/sh
news:x:9:13:news:/var/spool/news:/bin/sh
uucp:x:10:14:uucp:/var/spool/uucp:/bin/sh
operator:x:11:0perator:/var:/bin/sh
games:x:12:100:games:/usr/games:/bin/sh
nobody:x:65534:65534:Nobody:/:/bin/sh
rpm:x:13:104:system user for rpm:/var/lib/rpm:/bin/false
vcsa:x:69:69:virtual console memory owner:/dev:/sbin/nologin
xfs:x:70:70:system user for XFree86:/etc/X11/fs:/bin/false
rpc:x:71:71:system user for portmap:/:/bin/false
postfix:x:72:72:system user for postfix:/var/spool/postfix:/bin/false
mysql:x:73:73:MySQL server:/var/lib/mysql:/bin/bash
ups:x:74:74:system user for nut:/var/state/ups:/bin/false
safrout:x:501:0:ahmed:/home/safrout:/bin/bash


can anyone help me
 
Old 10-15-2002, 01:41 PM   #2
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it tells you that the vipw lockfile /etc/ptmp file exists. Run "ps ax | vipw" and see if there is a process called vipw. If not, it's probably a leftover from a previous run of the vipw program. Remove the lockfile, then try again adding the user.
 
Old 10-15-2002, 01:46 PM   #3
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it says:

[root@localhost /]# ps ax | vipw
vipw: the password file is busy (/etc/ptmp present)
[root@localhost /]#
 
Old 10-15-2002, 02:00 PM   #4
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oops my fault: I mean to say ps ax|grep vipw


If the "ps" program lists a vipw process then kill the process. Else just remove the file
 
Old 10-15-2002, 02:05 PM   #5
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it says:

[root@localhost /]# ps ax|grep vipw
1900 pts/1 S 0:00 grep vipw
[root@localhost /]#



how can i kill the procces
 
Old 10-15-2002, 02:24 PM   #6
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that process you saw is the grep process from the "ps ax|grep vipw" command, you can ignore it, it's not what you're looking for.

Since there was nothing else in the output, can you savely remove the /etc/ptmp file and carry on.
 
Old 10-15-2002, 02:26 PM   #7
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u mean i can delete it

r u sure )
 
Old 10-15-2002, 02:27 PM   #8
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i delete it and it worked

thax alot for help
 
Old 10-15-2002, 03:39 PM   #9
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Are you sure, ba ha ha ha. You were just kidding right? That's Gerard, the creator/maintainer of LFS, just in case you didn't know.

Cool
 
Old 10-15-2002, 04:45 PM   #10
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ops
i didn't know i swear

hope he didn't get angry from my words

it is bad from to not to know the creator/maintainer of something i love very much
 
  


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