[rb-general] freebsd 12.0 problem

Linus Nordberg linus at nordberg.se
Mon Nov 4 09:02:29 UTC 2019

Holger Levsen <holger at layer-acht.org> wrote
Fri, 1 Nov 2019 20:16:02 +0000:

> On Fri, Nov 01, 2019 at 01:23:31PM -0600, jathan wrote:
>> If you try to create the ntpd user does the system tell you it exists
>> already as /etc/passwd says?
> how strange, this worked:
> root at freebsd-jenkins:/usr/home/holger # adduser

To maybe explain the weirdness, /etc/master.passwd might've been out of
sync with /etc/passwd. Rebuilding it (pwd_mkdb -p /etc/master.passwd)
might have helped.

That said, FreeBSD-12 requires user ntpd:ntpd (123:123) to exist, as per
[0][1]. So if you upgraded from source, maybe the mergemaster steps
didn't work out? If you upgraded using freebsd-update(8), I don't know
what went wrong.

[0] https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd/blob/master/UPDATING#L405
[1] https://www.freebsd.org/releases/12.0R/relnotes.html#upgrade

Also, thanks for getting this going!

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