-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 David Kelly wrote: > On Mon, Jul 09, 2007 at 04:06:01PM -0400, Jean-Paul Natola wrote: >> OOOPSS- >> >> I got mergemaster to run- but now that the system restarted the root password >> and my password are invalid- >> >> I can ONLY start in single user mode- > > 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 > passwords. >
Note that there will be a backup copy of the master.passwd file in /var/backups/master.passwd.bak -- the will be possibly more than one backup copy in that directory. These are created by the nightly periodic script: /etc/periodic/daily/200.backup-passwd which is enabled by default. As these run overnight the backed-up copy should pre-date your adventures with mergemaster. Verify that the contents are sensible, then copy it back to /etc/master.passwd and run pwd_mkdb(8) to generate /etc/passwd and /etc/pwd.db from it. Cheers, Matthew - -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFGkqhX8Mjk52CukIwRCFanAKCF+mkgAZoNVE1fbjHU3HrC/LQIsACfU5tz wb0lxphVnCmkHb7Zd79npFc= =w67I -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"