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The current time on your machine comes before the time on your /etc/passwd file

 
Timothy P. Jackson
Valued Contributor

The current time on your machine comes before the time on your /etc/passwd file

Hi Everyone,

 

I am getting this error message on one of my servers.

 

The current time on your machine comes before the time on your /etc/passwd file

 

I have seen it before but I can't remember what I did to correct it.  I am running HP-UX 11.11 on a rp4440. I think it has to do with a user or process that was updating the passwd file and was aborted leaving a temporary password file somewhere but I don't remember for sure if that is the issue.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks

Tim

3 REPLIES
Ajin_1
Valued Contributor

Re: The current time on your machine comes before the time on your /etc/passwd file

Hi

 

You may have a corrupted passwd file , The ordinary system time, shown and set by date, is maintained by the kernel while os is running. may it was the difference.

Thanks & Regards
Ajin.S
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Timothy P. Jackson
Valued Contributor

Re: The current time on your machine comes before the time on your /etc/passwd file

I ran a pwck and other than a couple of bad home directories it looked good.

Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: The current time on your machine comes before the time on your /etc/passwd file

So what is the date/time on your /etc/passwd file compared to the current date/time of the system?  Is there a difference?