Error: pw: user ‘username’ disappeared during update

Today I ran into a problem which made pw produce an error on creation of a new user.
When i tried to create a user it simply told me:

“pw: user ‘nagios’ already exists”

What the hell!?!?! Luckily the problem was quickly fixed by recreating the /etc/passwd file.

pwd_mkdb -p /etc/master.passwd

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