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Old 02-26-2004, 08:52 AM   #1
andrewrees
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Question The User Database Cannot be Read


I get this error while trying to run Users and Groups on Red Hat 9. Any ideas why it cant read the database and how i can fix it? /etc/passwd still exists and opens fine.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 03:44 PM   #2
adamwenner
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look for any typos in your /etc/passwd file

entries should look like

username:x:500:500::/home/username:/bin/bash

the 500 numbers may change
 
  


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