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RE: "No Such System User"

From: craig
Subject: RE: "No Such System User"
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 15:47:03 -0700
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Both of the users I have tried exist on the server.  This is a new server and 
right now there are only two user accounts, mine & root.
The passwd file looks like this:


The "*" would be the encrypted password.
If I wanted the cvs server to just use the /etc/shadow file instead how would I 
do that?



> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: "No Such System User"
> From: address@hidden (Larry Jones)
> Date: Wed, February 13, 2008 3:20 pm
> To: address@hidden (craigbert)
> Cc: address@hidden
> 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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