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Date:      Mon, 9 Jul 2007 13:29:44 -0700
From:      Chuck Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>
To:        Peter Boosten <peter@boosten.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: password failure- after mergmaster
Message-ID:  <77FE6039-9C53-4579-BCD6-C7C7199D37A6@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <469299A6.4090006@boosten.org>
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On Jul 9, 2007, at 1:25 PM, Peter Boosten wrote:
>> You let mergemaster clobber the password file.
>>
>> So in single user, "mount -a", then use vipw to recreate your  
>> accounts
>> in the password database. On exit from vipw use passwd to set the
>> passwords.
>
> Having read this I must admit that it's a complete mystery to me why
> mergemaster would touch your password file at all...

Because sometimes new versions of the OS come with new built-in user  
accounts, which need to be added to the existing passwd or groups  
databases somehow?

-- 
-Chuck
  



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