Bug 102 - passwd problem with root administrative account
Summary: passwd problem with root administrative account
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1998-11-17 05:58 UTC by dstirling
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1998-11-19 01:57:42 UTC

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Description dstirling 1998-11-17 05:58:44 UTC
I found that even when I change my root password, with the
passwd utility that the original password still exsists. I
tried to remove any password for root completely by editing
the /etc/passwd file. After editing this file I found that I
still had a problem. I tried  rebooting the system even
after I edited the /etc/passwd file, and the system still
accepted the original root password created during the
installation process.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1998-11-19 01:57:59 UTC
I can not reproduce thsi rpoblem on any of the test machines around
here. Even more, it sounds like some sort of operator error, or
something that can not possibly happen...

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