unknown user root?

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Feb 17 18:07:49 PST 2004


Billy O'Connor wrote:

> Anyone ever see this?
> 
> #whoami
> root
> #passwd root
> passwd: unknown user root
> Just something I saw someone having a problem with.  ml archives
> don't show anything.

The obvious answer would be that they don't have root listed in 
/etc/passwd, or whatever they are using for a system userlist.



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