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cPanel error – Not able to change the shell for a user ?

When trying to change the shell access for a user from WHM, do you face the following issue ?

Screenshot from 2014-07-15 11:50:26

 

– Even when trying to change the setting via back-end, you might face the issue :

# chsh -s /bin/bash x
Changing shell for x
setpwnam: File exists
Shell *NOT* changed.  Try again later.

– The above error indicate that there is a lock on the file  /etc/passwd Deleting /etc/ptmp will fix this issue.

# rm /etc/ptmp