[Mailman-Users] FreeBSD 5.1, Python 2.1.3, Mailman 2.1.2 Install

Vivek Khera khera at kcilink.com
Mon Jun 16 21:22:32 CEST 2003

>>>>> "TL" == Tim Legg <legg at frybread.stuorg.iastate.edu> writes:

TL> and FreeBSD likes to have a redundant file called /etc/master.passwd which
TL> I added the same:

TL> mailman:*:501:502:Mailman MLM:/nonexistent:/sbin/nologin

TL> Apparently there is a problem with this.

If you editied the /etc/master.passwd file, you did it the wrong way.
These two flat files are just text representations of the real
password database.  The one, true, way to edit the password database
is to use the vipw command.  You can also add users using the pw

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