On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 21:40:20 -0700 (PDT) Dave Banning <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Thanks, Sunil for the steps, but I have tried that already. > > When I get to the # prompt in single user mode, I cannot use > the passwd command. I get the error;; > > passwd: error opening database: /etc/pwd.db: Permission denied > passwd: /etc/master.passwd: unchanged > > and permissions are as follows; > > # ls -tld /etc > drwxr-xr-x 17 root wheel 2560 Aug 28 09:16 /etc > > # ls -tld /etc/pwd.db > drw---r-- 1 root wheeel 40960 Aug 28 09:12 /etc/pwd.db > > I -can- execute vipw and change passwords. It updates all the files > master.passwd, spwd.db, passwd, and pwd.db without error. >
I think the /etc/pwd.db line should contain at least two errors. If they aren't transcription errors one of them can be disastrous. 1) is there wheeel group, really ? 2) pwd.db is, as the name suggests, a file. The line should start with '-'. If it is a directory, it would have at least one permission 'x'. Mine is like this: %ls -l /etc/pwd.db -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 40960 Jun 24 15:11 /etc/pwd.db If pwd.db is indeed like that try remove it and do pwd_mkdb. horio shoichi > > > __________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo. > http://search.yahoo.com > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"