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Re: "No Such System User"

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: "No Such System User"
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 17:20:54 -0500 (EST)

craigbert writes:
> I am trying to setup a new CVS server and I think that I have followed most
> of the instructions.  But when I try to connect remotely I get the above
> error "no such system user"

That means that the user you're trying to connect as doesn't exist on
the server.  The actual error message should be something like:

        foobar: no such system user

where "foobar" is the user that doesn't exist.  If you're using a CVS
passwd file, make sure that any lines that have three fields (i.e., two
":" characters) have a valid username in the third field.

-Larry Jones

It's either spectacular, unbelievable success, or crushing, hopeless
defeat!  There is no middle ground! -- Calvin

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