[FAILED] Failed to Verify Integrity of password and group files. See 'systemctl status shadow.service' for details.  

I get this message in T1 every time I start up the computer but I havn't noticed anything else amiss. Does this mean my system is compromised? If not what does it mean and what should I do (if anything) to fix it?

Computer is running Arch linux 64 bit.

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    What is the output of systemctl status shadow.service ? Feb 28, 2016 at 19:50
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    Package removals can result in orphaned group and passwd files: you can run grpck and pwck to confirm and repair.
    – jasonwryan
    Feb 28, 2016 at 21:59
  • Gilles* shadow.service - Verify integrity of password and group files. Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/shadow.service; static; vendor preset: disabled) Active: inactive (dead)
    – Huw Evans
    Feb 29, 2016 at 17:36


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