[GE users] can't get password entry for user either the user does not exist or NIS error

muxecoid muxecoid at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 14:10:07 BST 2009


Sorry, forgot to say - Ubuntu 8.10 64bit. SGE 6.2

> Is this on Mac OS X?
> 
> -Chris
> 
> On Jun 24, 2009, at 8:49 AM, muxecoid wrote:
> 
> > The error message is "can't get password entry for user either the  
> > user does not exist or NIS error". I want to get rid of this with  
> > least effort possible. I do not have NIS installed so I just copied  
> > the user names, UIDs and passwords over all machines (only 3 of  
> > them) manually.
> >
> > I tried to install NIS but I do not know what it is and it appears  
> > to be very hard to configure.
> >
> > Any easy workarounds?

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