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Re: adding user with passwd file

From: Peter Ajamian
Subject: Re: adding user with passwd file
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 15:15:24 -0700

Rob Davies wrote:
> Hi
> Sorry if this isn't directed towards the correct mailing list. I'm having a
> problem setting up a new user, using the file 'passwd'. If anyone can offer
> any suggestions/help it would be greatly appreciated.
> I have created the file 'passwd' and added the line :
> cvs_username::system_username
> to it (no blank lines in the file). When I try to logon the server, I get the
> error :
> Fatal error, aborting.
> cvs_user: no such user
> I get this even though the user geo is added to the file 'passwd'. I am using
> my username for the cvs server and I have no problem accessing it with this
> username.
> I have been through many books/manuals and have followed the settings but
> haven't been able to get it to work.

Try the cvspwd 2 program available at I think
you'll find it makes the process of maintaining the passwd file a lot

Regards, Peter

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