Thanks for the feedback. Just wanted to update that I solved the problem and share some thoughts on your feedback
Solution The issue was that my Pi time and date were off by 9 hrs (even though I have set the Time zone correctly using raspi-config). I suspect this was causing the authentication process to fail somehow when trying to set up new users as the Pi admin. After googling a “how-to”, I manually set the Date and Time correctly, rebooted and the problem was solved.
Your Feedback on using this forum vs github: I’d like to offer the following.
Sorry that the post came accross as a complaint, that certainly wasn’t the intention and I am struggling to see how it can be perceived as one.
- Paragraph 1 is a complement to the Nextcloudpi project instigator,… he certainly deserves it
- Paragrpah 2 factually tells you what i did and shares that it is NextCloud12 " that had been “just downloaded”. So that gives the various version numbers for a user perspective.
- Paragraph 3 simply states that I was in a loop and asking if there were any suggestions.
Please reflect that the NextCloudPi project appears to be moving in the direction of bundleing multiple opensource utilities into a more shrink wrap deliverable to reduce the complexity and expand the userbase (one of nachoparkers objects I read somewhere). A biproduct of this commoditization is that the userbase becomes less experienced/familiar with the constituent parts… and that’s ceratinly a good description of me. Having looked at github, it seems to be a repository for pretty detailed technical bug reporting and active opensource development. Not something I spend a lot of my time doing. I understand the need for detailed descriptions to replicate bugs but sometimes “root cause analysis” can yield quite simple solutions, (as in this case). A forum like this one seemed to be a good place to start,… it was germane to my issue, appeared to have a community of willing participants and there were no pointers in the thread to suggest that it would be the wrong thing to do.
Hope you have a good weekend and keep up the good work with NextCloud. Kind Regards