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Re: adding user with passwd file

From: Rob Davies
Subject: Re: adding user with passwd file
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 09:13:51 +0000


Thanks for your reply and sorry for the lateness of mine.

I have used this program and it sorted out all of my problems. It's great and 
very easy to use.

Thanks to everyone that offered help and sorry if I caused any confusions,

On Thursday 07 June 2001 10:15 pm, Peter Ajamian wrote:
> 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
> easier.
> Regards, Peter

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