Subject: Re: ridiculous uid
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: dieter Roelants <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/02/2005 08:24:11
On 12/01/05 23:17:11, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> Sounds like /etc/{s,}pwd.db are endian-specific
> (which are the binary versions of /etc/master.passwd and /etc/passwd, =20
> see pwd_mkdb(8) and vipw(8))

Doh, that was indeed the problem. I couldn't understand why the storage =20
of the password database did matter, but indeed, I used vipw on that =20
root from the sparc. I never used pwd_mkdb directly I think, and wasn't =20
aware of the options for changing endianness (or even that it was =20
different.) Thanks very much, Hubert, and also Steven and Christos.


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