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Openbsd 4.2 Adduser


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#1 pasha19

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:28 AM

I read the various manuals, they indicate the existance of an /etc/adduser.conf file -- not on my just installed system. I then see more documentation with adduser prompting for answers and when I attempt adduser with no modifiers it starts trying to create an /etc/adduser.conf file which on the surface is all well and good but it is asking me a bunch of questions that do not appear in the documentation to which I do not know the answers.

Another piece of documentation indicates that there should be a file matching the pattern /etc/pt* which is a lock file for the master password file. This file also does not exist on my just installed system. I have found the OpenBSD manuals to generally be well written however with this many departures from the documentation I am lost. Help please.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 08:42 AM

As root, type in adduser foo. Then you set the password by typing passwd foo, where foo is the name of the user that you want to add.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 12:40 PM

Thhanks ---

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 03:15 PM

I hope that means that it worked. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:52 PM

On faith yes -- I have not tried it yet -- but anyone's guess is better than the nothing I had to go on.




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