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Re: useradd: cannot rewrite password file



Ouch.

I had the same problem yesterday, but a rm /etc/*.lock fixed the issue for me.

On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 16:08:05 -0500, Kall, Bruce A. <kall mayo edu> wrote:
> 
> 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?
> 
> Thanks,
> Bruce
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Matt Krause wrote:
> > check for *.lock files in /etc
> >
> > On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 15:39:22 -0500, Kall, Bruce A. <kall mayo edu> 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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