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Date:      Mon, 9 Jul 2007 17:44:31 -0400
From:      "Jean-Paul Natola" <jnatola@familycareintl.org>
To:        <FreeBSD-Questions@FreeBSD.org>, "Chuck Swiger" <cswiger@mac.com>
Cc:        Peter Boosten <peter@boosten.org>
Subject:   RE: password failure- after mergmaster
Message-ID:  <3A85D7EF44E1C744BF6434691F5659E9702CFE@www.fcimail.org>
In-Reply-To: <20070709213038.GA66595@Grumpy.DynDNS.org>

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On Mon, Jul 09, 2007 at 01:29:44PM -0700, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Jul 9, 2007, at 1:25 PM, Peter Boosten wrote:
> >
> >Having read this I must admit that it's a complete mystery to me why
> >mergemaster would touch your password file at all...
>=20
> Because sometimes new versions of the OS come with new built-in user =20
> accounts, which need to be added to the existing passwd or groups =20
> databases somehow?

Yes, exactly. Have to *merge* the changes into /etc/master.passwd rather
than brute force overwrite.

Notice the difference from my first post in this thread, the file which
was clobbered is /etc/master.passwd, not just /etc/passwd which is a
dummy=20


I'M DONE now- now I cant even boot into safe or single user mode

It keeps asking me to enter full pathname of  shell or RETURN  for =
/bin/sh

I hit enter and I see the same message again , and again , and again and
again





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