Can't add a user, exists. Can't delete does not exist.
scotth at csee.wvu.edu
Mon Jul 18 05:55:52 UTC 2005
Dave Walker wrote:
> Scott Henson wrote:
>> Dave Walker wrote:
>>> Ok I don't know how I got into this but something is broken. A user
>>> was having account problems so I was going to just re-create the
>>> account. I deleted the princ from Kerberos, and tried deluser
>>> the_username. I got:
>> What you need to do is 'getent passwd'
>> That command will tell you what the system sees as far as users go.
>> If you see your user in there, something other than /etc/passwd is
>> providing that user. You can check what is providing that user by
>> /etc/nsswitch.conf. Check the passwd line. For a normal system it
>> will have compat and files. If anything else is on that line then
>> youll have to remove the user from there. If your using kerberos,
>> you might see ldap on there. Other than that, I'm not sure why you
>> would be getting that error.
> It does show the users in there... however my nsswitch.conf:
> passwd: files
> So, I got nothin.
Wow, thats odd. I don't know of anything else that can affect nss. I
work with nss on a regular basis and Ive never seen this. Have you
tried a reboot? Maybe libc is confused about your fs view? I don't
know. I'm stumped, sorry.
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