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jano2 Absent Member.
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nssAdminInstall error FFFFFD88


I just would like to tell what I've experienced. Suppose this could be posted in Administration/Installation also. After some trouble I was reinstalling a server with nss volumes to the tree. There was already another machine installed with nss in the eDirectory. I searched the problem in nam as when i was doing:

getent passwd

i got three lines of admin one in the right place and the other twos at the end.

id admin showed me one line but where was a group missing that i added as a test. My first idea was that the nam cache was corrupt but that wasn't the case. namconfig cache_refresh and namconfig -k didn't help.

getent group showed that admin was a member of the test group.

What i did was probably unnecessary when i now know the answer. I removed all of OES2 and added it step by step. First the edirectory and ldap and checked that it work with an ldap tool. Then i added the replica to the server.

The second step was to make lum/nam work. I had hoped that the reinstall should fix but that didn't help.

Then i got a crazy idea as Linux i case sensitive.

id admin
id Admin
and got two different answers.

The correct answer came from admin so i made sure my admin user was named admin and not Admin. I then rerun getent passwd and it still showed 3 admins in the list and now i knew it couldn't be the right admin showing up at the end. (did a namconfig refresh_cache to check)

I searched the eDirectory and couldn't find anything with Admin. Then yet another idea popped up. Maybe there could be an object with another name and a cn with Admin. I had read about orphaned leaves.

I found some unknown objects named 0_1 etc. And when checking them there was two of them with cn=Admin.....

I checked and they didn't show up as lum-objects. I then removed them and getent and id showed the right stuff after an namconfig refresh_cache.

Then I installed nss again it worked fine!

It could be a bug or that I in some point added the user with the wrong case with admin. But isn't eDirectory case insensitive....

With this message i hope that someone doesn't need to spend hours of searching for this problem.

Also a big thanks to the people thats answer the posts at this place. I have had a lot of help from reading the posts.
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Brunold Rainer
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Re: nssAdminInstall error FFFFFD88


two things on this. eDirectory Objects like 0_1 happen when name collisions occur. You create on different replicas user with the same name in the same container at the exact same time. When they sync you will have such a name collisions. But this can also happen when you move a user and that moved hasn't finished and you create the same user in the same context again. So there are different ways how this could happened.

Regarding the case sensitive of edirectory or better lum in this case. By default lum is configured to be not case sensitive. But you can configure that wuth the lum parameters:

# namconfig get

It would have been interesting when that case sensitive had been enabled and what you would have seen then. But anyway you could fix it and it works now.

jano2 Absent Member.
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Re: nssAdminInstall error FFFFFD88


I installed my servers one by one and added a replica to each server and every replica was on before attempting to add an other one. I also made sure that the servers "talked" to each other with iMonitor and checked that slp was working and that the servers where synced in time.

Regarding Case Sensivity I didn't know about the "case-sensitive=no" so i'm sure i didn't turn it on by myself. I assumed that it was impossible to allow case sensitive object to the edir.

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