useradd: cannot rewrite password file

Matt Krause krausem at
Wed Jun 30 20:45:07 UTC 2004

check for *.lock files in /etc

On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 15:39:22 -0500, Kall, Bruce A. <kall at> wrote:
> All of a sudden I am getting this on my Fedora 2 system that has been up
> and running fine for some time when I try to add a new user with
> useradd.  All I can find in bugzilla is a NOTABUG reference (116391) to
> shadow.  Any suggestions on how to fix this?
> Thanks
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