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Old 09-29-2003, 04:12 PM   #1
jordan0
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Can't add users... vipw lockfile?


I am using Mandrake 7.2 on a PII/300
When i try to use the adduser command (or try to use adduserdrake) i get the following error:
vipw lockfile (/etc/ptmp) is present!
When i look at the /etc/ptmp file, it contains a list of all my user accounts with UIDs, group numbers and paths to their home directories...
I'm sure if i can get rid of this file safely, or if I have to add new entries by hand or what.
thanks for your help!
 
Old 09-29-2003, 04:48 PM   #2
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nevermind, got it sorted

I found an older post on the board that helped me figure out that i just needed to delete the file! everything is hunky dory
 
  


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