Bug 12757 - new accounts do not get a password
new accounts do not get a password
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-06-20 10:02 EDT by hlewis
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-14 18:57:41 EST
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Description hlewis 2000-06-20 10:02:20 EDT
New accounts created since installing 6.1 do not receive a passwd. Process 
is to create an account as root and then passwd username to change the 
passwd. However, No passwd is added to the passwd or shadow files. This also 
occurs on any accounts which you change the passwd on.

6.1 is a clean install with replaced passwd file from 5.1
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-07-06 17:43:51 EDT
Does the passwd package from 6.2
also exhibit this problem?
Comment 2 hlewis 2000-07-06 18:52:15 EDT
Well, seeing as the URL you provided is incorrect, and, once I found the 6.2 

passwd, it has dependencies which don't appear to be in the RPMS distribution of 


Any other thoughts?



Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-07-17 18:06:29 EDT
The passwd package requires the pam, pwdb, zlib, and bzip2 packages, which
should be in the same directory as the passwd package.

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