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Thanks very much for your thorough reporting and investigation into the problem. It's too bad you didn't discover the triangle earlier, I could have told you instantly what the problem was.

I suppose it qualifies as a bug, but OS X's migration assistant only recognizes certain classes of user IDs. The ones you mention as not-really-users were all created by third-party applications and aren't therefore "kosher" Mac OS X accounts (because most apps should not be creating fake users!). What *should* happen is that MA should just ignore them and carry on, but instead it assumes corruption.

You should send a report to Apple on this.
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