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Date:      Sat, 24 Jan 2009 08:49:43 -0500
From:      Lowell Gilbert <>
Subject:   Re: x11-toolkits/linux-gtk2 problem/question.
Message-ID:  <44eiysvmo8.fsf@lowell-desk.lan>
In-Reply-To: <> (Jimmie James's message of "Fri\, 23 Jan 2009 11\:34\:57 -0500")
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Jimmie James <> writes:

> While it looks like it install/runs fine (i.e, linux-flash9 works,
> skype works) the following error is show
> (process:47722): GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown
> user id (0)
> Following this advice, all I could find,
> The fix is, to tell /compat/linux/etc/nsswitch.conf to look at NIS too.
> Is UID 0 in your /etc/passwd? Can you try changeing
> /compat/linux/etc/nsswitch.conf to something like this:
> passwd:     files nisplus nis
> shadow:     files nisplus nis
> group:      files nisplus nis
> Uid 0 is in my /etc/passwd, there's no /compat/linux/etc/passwd., and
> changing /compat/linux/etc/nsswitch.conf to read the same doesn't fix
> the error message.
> Advice, suggestions?

Those setting for nsswitch.conf don't look right to me.
There should have been a message printed out when you installed one of
the linux_base ports, telling you how to configure it.
I think the fc4 version is the default these days; if that is what you
are using, the message is in the file

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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