groupadd, GID issue
mark.uzumati at virgin.net
Thu Jan 2 16:40:05 PST 2003
On 2003.01.01 22:37 Christian Franck wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 01, 2003 at 05:28:40PM -0500, Justin Hibbits wrote:
> > You're missing the group root, looks like you didn't create the file
> from the
> > beginning of chapter 6, under "Creating the /etc/passwd and
> /etc/group files".
> Thanks for this input, Justin.
> I rechecked both the files /etc/passwd and /etc/group.
> root:<cypted password here>:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
Hmm, did you run pwconv, because if you did then the password field
should be 'x', with the encryted password in /etc/shadow. Anyway, i
digress, this shouldnt affect group resolution.
> Seems to look ok.
> I tried to create a group "users" which isn't recognised either,
> only the GID "100" is reported but not the name "users".
When you try to create a 'users' group, does it appear to work ok ?
What does the group entry in /etc/nsswitch.conf look like, it should be
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