On Jul 9, 2007, at 1:25 PM, Peter Boosten wrote:
You let mergemaster clobber the password file.

So in single user, "mount -a", then use vipw to recreate your accounts
in the password database. On exit from vipw use passwd to set the

Having read this I must admit that it's a complete mystery to me why
mergemaster would touch your password file at all...

Because sometimes new versions of the OS come with new built-in user accounts, which need to be added to the existing passwd or groups databases somehow?

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