I have a test system that I enabled NIS on and found that
the account manager can't change user accounts. The
failure message is:
Background: SCO OS 5.0.5 Ent was installed on the machine. I imported> Unable to modify user account: smftest1
> Unable to retrieve information needed to modify user account
> General failure occurred in processing the request.
> The user smftest1 does not exist in /etc/passwd
a client's user accounts from a 3.2v4.2 system via ap (user accounts
were imported as well as the client's Informix database to test the
application prior to upgrading the client with new hardware and OS
upgrade). The client's software ran ok on the 5.0.5 system with
rs505a installed. I performed an "in-place" upgrade to 5.0.6 to
test the app running under 5.0.6. (it runs ok.)
I was working on another client's 3.2v4.2 system trying to configure
NIS to work with Microsoft Services for UNIX (SFU) and it was not
working. So I shut down the 5.0.6 test system and issued "mkdev nis -m"
to set it up as a NIS master server. All the users in /etc/passwd
were considered local users.
When I try to run scoadmin -> account manager and change the
field "Networked Via" by choosing "change distribution" and
un-checking "local only" the above message is displayed.
I searched the SCO technical articles for NIS and NIS problems, but
found nothing about scoadmin -> account manager failing after enabling
PS rs506a was installed after mkdev nis and did not change the results.
Anyone out there using NIS on 5.0.6? Any suggestions would be
S.M. Fabac & Associates