Subject: Re: /etc/login.conf required to exist after user(8) changes
To: Jukka Salmi <,>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/28/2005 22:07:22
In article <> you wrote:
> I just failed to add a user using useradd(8) on a system which does
> not have a /etc/login.conf; creating an empty file fixed the problem.
> Yesterday's commit to src/usr.sbin/user/user.c changed this requirement.
> Is login.conf required to exist now? If yes, this should be mentioned
> in src/UPDATING, shouldn't it?

Hard to tell as  you don't say what the useradd(8) change is, but in 
general login.conf is for something else than useradd(8), and as such 
useradd(8) should work without it. 

Maybe file a PR.

 - Hubert