Subject: Re: User Management
To: Glenn Jarvis <email@example.com>
From: Ben Collver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/10/2004 07:11:05
Try removing /etc/ptmp.
I am guessing it was left there from a previously failed useradd command.
("man pw_lock" helped, locky guess on my part.)
On Sat, Jul 10, 2004 at 09:27:51AM -0400, Glenn Jarvis wrote:
> I'm slowly getting used to how to enter commands and I've printed out
> some of the man pages. I did encounter a problem and I'm not sure how to
> correct it. I logged in as root and tried to useradd, but it gives me
> useradd: can't obtain pw_lock: File exists
> I tried rebooting,logging back in as root and tried again with the same
> result. Your guidance would be greatly appreciated. So far, this seems
> to be the only problem I'm having so far.
> I get the same warning/error from userdel.