[Solaris-Users] Error when creating users

Stoyan Angelov s_angelov at filibeto.org
Thu Jan 29 21:14:41 EET 2004


you have to specify the home directory of the user, you have used the -m
option to force creation of the directory but have not specified one. here
is an example of how to create user named test, member of the group
useradd -d /export/home/test -m -g sysadmin -c "Test User" -s /bin/bash test

hope this helps

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Crawford" <rcrawford at unexmail.ucdavis.edu>
To: "Solaris Users Mailing List" <Solaris-Users at filibeto.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 8:57 PM
Subject: [Solaris-Users] Error when creating users

> I'm trying to add new users to my Solaris 9 server with the following
> command:
> # useradd -s /bin/bash -g staff -m -k /etc/skel login
> ...but the error I get back is,
> UX: useradd: ERROR: Unable to create the home directory: Operation not
> applicable.
> I'm not sure how to address this error.  I've looked in man useradd but
> only found that the error might crop up, not how to fix it.
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