useradd: cannot rewrite password file

Kall, Bruce A. kall at
Wed Jun 30 21:08:05 UTC 2004

I tried that.  There is a .lock file for passwd, shadow, gshadow and 
group in /etc.  I removed all 4 lock files and each time I rerun 
useradd, the lock files show up again with the same result.

Other suggestions?


Matt Krause wrote:
> 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?
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