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Old 04-04-2004, 08:27 PM   #1
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"user database cannot be read"

I recently installed Webmin on my redhat 9.0 box and it's being used as a PDC. However, when I try to open "users and groups" in Redhat's system tools the app comes up then gives me the error "The user database cannot be read. Program will exit now."

I'm not sure of what to do, I checked the permissions on the passwd file and they seem to be correct. Thanks for your help.
Old 05-07-2004, 04:13 PM   #2
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^ bump
I am getting the same error, any ideas what to do?
Old 05-07-2004, 05:04 PM   #3
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i figured it out, if anyone else needs ans..
I had deleted a user from my password file using vi. apprently the group was still exesting so it was giving errors loading. to fix this

i went to command line and
groupdel test <-- test is the user i deleted from /etc/passwd using vi
useradd test
works fine now



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