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Find More Posts by pcardout 09-01-2012, 10:31 AM #8 amolmistry Member Registered: Nov 2008 Posts: 45 Rep: Hello there, same issue with me.. I can no longer reproduce the error as I have reloaded my machine for a separate reason. Thanks in advance. Chris Howard (guru42101) wrote on 2010-02-24: #5 Here is the output from today's Update.. navigate here

The Mcafee HIPs agent was preventing the password and shadow files from being created in the /etc/ directory. Horse Houlihan (frogwarrior) wrote on 2014-02-03: #41 Heres what happened when I tried to remove jetty: [email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge jetty Reading package lists... Chris Howard (guru42101) wrote on 2010-02-23: #4 Download full text (8.2 KiB) This issue started for me originally with Jetty I think, I didn't have the ability to submit a bug This site is not affiliated with Linus Torvalds or The Open Group in any way.

Useradd Cannot Lock /etc/passwd Try Again Later In Linux

Mark - Syminet (mark-syminet) wrote on 2012-08-28: #26 Download full text (3.4 KiB) Just got bit by this one again, clean lucid install. How to handle a common misconception when writing a Master's thesis? Bug? Everything else is utterly disgusting.

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Server [SOLVED] problem with /etc/passwd User Name Remember Me? Removing obsolete conffile /etc/fonts/conf.avail/29-language-selector-ko-kr.conf ... more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed Existing Lock File Etc Passwd Lock Without A Pid Done The following packages will be REMOVED: jetty* 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 3 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed.

For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here Log in / Register Ubuntushadow package Overview Code Bugs Blueprints Translations Answers useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again As you can see the result of lsattr /etc/passwd is same as given in the solution that you have given. Bug #523896 reported by Chris Howard on 2010-02-18 1322 This bug affects 165 people Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone shadow (Ubuntu) Edit Fix Released High neilon johnson Edit You https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=771449 Exiting.

Changed in postfix (Ubuntu): status: New → Incomplete importance: Undecided → Medium summary: - package postfix 2.6.5-3 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed- post-installation script returned error exit status 1+ useradd: cannot Groupadd Cannot Open /etc/group They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. How to reply? johansyd View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by johansyd 08-22-2012, 07:06 PM #7 pcardout Member Registered: Jun 2003 Location: Socorro,

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  3. I have manually edited /etc/shadow before. "Security lies within the user of who runs the system.
  4. I got the same error message reported here, but there were no .lock files to delete.
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Useradd: Failure While Writing Changes To /etc/passwd

Sanity check: are you also root when launching useradd? http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-server-73/problem-with-etc-passwd-871124/ Missing } inserted. \int dx = x + C & How to prove that authentication system works, and that the customer is using the wrong password? Useradd Cannot Lock /etc/passwd Try Again Later In Linux Changed in shadow (Ubuntu): status: Incomplete → Confirmed BackTrack (pmeyer) on 2011-07-18 tags: added: armel Andreas Moog (amoog) on 2011-07-21 description: updated Andreas Moog (amoog) on 2011-07-22 description: updated Brian Murray Cannot Lock /etc/shadow Ubuntu This was from a alternate cd install of 9.10 maybe it's best just to reinstall?

For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. http://rinfix.com/cannot-open/ubuntu-cannot-open-tun-tap-dev.html Need to relabel the tmpfile /etc/passwd- (which doesn't exist) too. [root@rawhide.local ~]# /sbin/restorecon -v -v -R /etc/{passwd,group,shadow,gshadow} /sbin/restorecon reset /etc/passwd context system_u:object_r:etc_t:s0->system_u:object_r:passwd_file_t:s0 /sbin/restorecon reset /etc/group context system_u:object_r:etc_t:s0->system_u:object_r:passwd_file_t:s0 [root@rawhide.local ~]# useradd -u You should fix the permissions on this file. Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the Groupadd: Cannot Lock /etc/group; Try Again Later.

Udo Am 22.02.2013 17:08, schrieb neilon johnson: > ** Changed in: shadow (Ubuntu Precise) > Assignee: (unassigned) => neilon johnson (neilonjohnson33) > > ** Changed in: shadow (Ubuntu) > Assignee: (unassigned) Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... The time now is 07:04 PM. http://rinfix.com/cannot-open/useradd-cannot-open-etc-shadow.html have a good day...!

If you need to reset your password, click here. Usermod Cannot Open Etc Passwd What are the permissions on the file? You must be root to add users.

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dpkg: error processing dbus (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Setting up whoopsie (0.1.32) ... E: postfix: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 E: bsd-mailx: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured E: mailx: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured E: lsb-core: dependency problems - leaving Once you have sufficient reputation, you will be able to vote up questions and answers that you found helpful. –Dave M Apr 15 '15 at 11:46 add a comment| up vote Groupadd: Failure While Writing Changes To /etc/group Can the submitters of this bug and duplicates confirm whether they've used Ubuntu guest sessions on the affected system, and whether they saw crashes when doing so?

Removing obsolete conffile /etc/fonts/conf.avail/69-language-selector-ko-kr.conf ... Adv Reply June 8th, 2008 #6 zaedi_ahmed View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date May 2008 Beans 3 Re: Can't open etc shadow Thanks What do you call the practice of using (overly) complex words specific to a subject? weblink Results 1 to 7 of 7 Thread: Can't open etc shadow Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… Display Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode

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i checked for any process locked the /etc/passwd file but found nothing . Join Date Mar 2011 Posts 1 Originally Posted by mhiqbal80 Hi Tommo, I had stumbled upon this solution while doing Google for my problem. I logged into the server and sudo su-. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.

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