[Samba] Can't delete smbpasswd user if not in /etc/passwd

Mac mac at nibsc.ac.uk
Mon Sep 20 08:59:10 GMT 2004

>	Looking for a solution to the following:-
># smbpasswd -x jh---
>build_sam_account: smbpasswd database is corrupt!  username jh--- with uid 1774 is not in unix passwd database!
>Failed to initialise SAM_ACCOUNT for user jh---. Does this user exist in the UNIX password database ?
>Failed to modify password entry for user jh---
>Ths user has already been deleted from the /etc/passwd  (in fact NIS
>passwd), so all we're trying to do is to remove them from smbpasswd too.
>Seems an odd requirement that a user one is trying to delete has to
>exist in UNIX passwd!

Sorry, should have said.

Samba 3.0.6 on IRIX 6.5.  Compiled from sources.  I didn't see anything
about this is the 3.0.7 'What's New'.

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