unknown user root?

Billy O'Connor billyoc at gnuyork.org
Tue Feb 17 18:16:12 PST 2004


"Kevin P. Fleming" <kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org> writes:

> 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.

Nah, he cat'd /etc/passwd, root was there, and no pam in user
either.  Just puzzling to me, thought I'd ask.

--
Billy
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