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Author Topic: User 'user' contains illegal characters (CAPITAL)  (Read 2031 times)

VgnFrnd

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User 'user' contains illegal characters (CAPITAL)
« on: August 06, 2008, 10:41:41 pm »

Hi. Please forgive me for being dim, but I've read the following three threads,

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7031.0
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7008.0
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=3693.0

but I still cannot figure out how to solve the VASM error I am receiving when I try to add a new user. I go to VASM, log in as superuser, go to user/adduser, and then enter in the name of the user I want to add, in all lower-case. Then I receive the same error as reported in the above three threads and the title of this one, namely, "User 'user' contains illegal characters (CAPITAL)."

The above-referenced posts hint at a solution mentioned somewhere, but for the life of me I can't identify the solution. I checked my /etc/profile.d/lang.sh file, but the only uncommented lines were:

export LANG=en_US

and

export LC_COLLATE=C

I tried commenting out the "export LC_COLLATE=C line and rebooted, but it made not difference. I still cannot add new users.

Will someone please advise me?
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uelsk8s

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Re: User 'user' contains illegal characters (CAPITAL)
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 10:58:11 pm »

the file to check is /etc/profile.d/vasm.sh
look for a line at the bottom that looks like this
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export LC_ALL=$LANG.UTF8comment it out by adding a # in front so it looks like this
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#export LC_ALL=$LANG.UTF8
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VgnFrnd

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Re: User 'user' contains illegal characters (CAPITAL)
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008, 11:10:11 pm »

That worked, uelsk8s. Thank you.  :)
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