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Date:      Thu, 15 Jan 2009 19:49:26 +0000
From:      Brad Davison <>
To:        <>, <>
Subject:   RE: correct way to move users?
Message-ID:  <BLU116-W16430EB87FD23CAA67CCF4A1D70@phx.gbl>
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> > I saw a very breif website that said to use this method:> > > > "> > Mo=
ve user entries from the following old files: > > /etc/passwd/etc/group/etc=
/master.passwd > > Then run the following command to rebuild the password d=
atabase: > > pwd_mkdb -p /etc/master.passwd > > "> > > > > > i usualy copy =
the passwd=2C master.passwd and the group file. keep in mind > that new use=
rs and/or groups can appear in newer versions=2C if you're > also upgrading=
.> > and then pwd_mkdb /etc/master.passwd (i've never used the -p option bu=
t > why not).> > and then rsync the homedirs.
OK=2C I found a couple users on the 'new' system that are not on the old sy=
stem.  'messagebus' and 'polkit'.
Can I just copy those users/lines to the old master.passwd and run that?  O=
r should I add them to both the master.passwd as well as the passwd files?
Thanks for your reply.
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