[CentOS] Re: useradd: unable to lock password file

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Thu Sep 1 04:45:08 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 14:19 +1000, Nick Bryant wrote:
> Hi,
> Ok $200USD for anyone who can help me fix this now.... rebooted and it
> doesn't say the file is locked anymore... the useradd command just doesn't
> die or return anything and just sits there chewing data :(
> Man down.
I vaguely recall this type of thing happening when /etc/passwd
& /etc/shadow /etc/shadow- had hand edits that didn't align together
with each other.

If this helps - I like Greg's idea - money to CentOS.org developers


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