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Date:      Sun, 29 Dec 2002 21:00:15 +0100 (CET)
From:      Marcel Stangenberger <>
To:        Cliff Sarginson <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: adduser
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In-Reply-To: <>

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> On Sun, Dec 29, 2002 at 08:31:58PM +0100, Alex wrote:
> >
> > Dear/Beste Cliff,
> >
> > Sunday, December 29, 2002, 7:53:02 PM, you wrote:
> >
> > > adduser is broken.
> > > Jeez, people wonder why FreeBSD is not more popular.
> >
> > FreeBSD is for a number of reasons not popular. One is that people
> > like you that produce negative PR without cause.
> >
> Negative PR ?
> I do my best to promote it.

so i see

> I tried the simple act of adding a user to my system.
> It failed, repeatingly asking me for a user name I had already given.
> You should not have to have the brain of Einstein in order to put a new
> user on your system.

the really stupid thing is, that when i type adduser on my freebsd machine
and then supply the info it asks for it does work.

Meaning that you might have done something wrong, but instead of supplying
us with the info of what you did and what output you got you start
attacking the popularity of BSD.

> As a matter of fact, immediately after sending that email I started on
> writing a decent mechanism for adding users. If that is negative PR then
> I am sorry. A job that should take a few minutes, didn't.
> When finished I will submit it through the normal channels.

in that case, why are you mailing to this list in the first place?


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