[BlueOnyx:11094] Re: Can't delete server administrator

Michael Stauber mstauber at blueonyx.it
Fri Aug 3 12:41:39 PET 2012

Hi Michael, hi Jeff,

>> The error is "Unable to remove the root user account, root-username".

Ok, I have fixed it in SVN and also uploaded fixed base-user* RPMs to
the YUM repositories:


The problem was that the /usr/sbin/userdel command on 5107R and 5108R
claims that the extra admin is still logged in (even if it is not) and
therefore refused to delete that account.

The work around I applied is to "--force" the account deletion instead,
which skips that check. As I didn't want to apply more "force" than
required, only extra server admins are deleted this way, while all the
other users (and siteAdmin's) get deleted in the "old" way.

With best regards

Michael Stauber

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