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Date:      Sun, 18 Jan 2009 09:05:01 +0200
From:      Manolis Kiagias <sonic2000gr@gmail.com>
To:        "E. J. Cerejo" <ejcerejo@optonline.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Lost users on buildword
Message-ID:  <4972D49D.5040703@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <49729CDA.6060309@optonline.net>
References:  <49729CDA.6060309@optonline.net>

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E. J. Cerejo wrote:
> I just upgraded freebsd to 7.1 release and I think I messed up using
> mergemaster because I lost my users, I backed up /etc before I
> buildworld.  Is there a way to recover this now?

Sure. Compare your current /etc/master.passwd and /etc/passwd to your
backups. Merge any new changes to your backups, restore them to /etc and
run pwd_mkdb /etc/master.passwd



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