I'm running mandrake 8.2 and been playing around trying to learn a few things.
I had one user on my machine, ME, and all was fine. I added Me to a the apache group so I could write some php into /var/www/html. All was going well.
Then I tried to add another user, using- useradd bob
but I get back:
vipw lockfile (/etc/ptmp) is present!
and that's it.
If I try using userDrake I also get a similar message. Before I added Me to the apache group I could use this with no problems.
What's gone wrong and how can I fix it?
I've done some searching but can't find the answer to this, but I have noticed people talking about adding users and having to copy files to the new users home directory, etc/skel, and other such things. I thought 'useradd bob' did everything for you, or have I got hold of the wrong end of the stick?..........
All answers, thoughts or suggestions gratefully received.