no such user

Mark Martinec Mark.Martinec+amavis at
Thu Feb 18 19:29:30 CET 2016

@lbutlr wrote:
> # amavisd
> drop_priv: No such username: vscan
> # grep vscan /etc/*
> /etc/group:vscan:*:110:
> /etc/master.passwd:vscan:*:110:110::0:0:Scanning Virus
> Account:/var/maiad:/bin/sh
> /etc/passwd:vscan:*:110:110:Scanning Virus Account:/var/maiad:/bin/sh
> Binary file /etc/pwd.db matches
> Binary file /etc/spwd.db matches

Maybe the database is out of sync, or running in a jail?

Try from a command line:

  $ perl -le 'my($user,$pwd,$uid,$gid)=getpwnam("vscan"); print 


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