Subject: Re: pwd_mkdb hook script?
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/17/2001 13:36:28
On Fri, 17 Aug 2001, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:

> What if you garbled root's shell in /etc/master.passwd? You need to
> update the database...

You mount /usr and update it. No problem.

/ needs to have the tools necessary to get to the point where /usr is
mounted and working. This means various disk tools, networking tools (in
case it's network mounted or your backup is on a network), backup/restore
tools (in case it's gone), that kind of thing.

Curt Sampson  <>   917 532 4208
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