Tim DeBoer wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm building a new FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE system, and I need to move a
> ton of users from the old FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE system.
> I was hoping it would be as easy as copying the master.passwd, passwd,
> and group files to the new box and rebooting, but No. It's not.
> Is there a way to "migrate" users from the old box to the new one?
> I don't care so much about migrating all their home directory contents
> or mail, I just want a method to add all the old users & passwords and
> groups to the new machine, and create the user directories in a batch
> operation.
> Thanks!
You did run pwd_mkdb after moving the master.passwd file didnt you ?
(see pwd_mkdb(8))

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