Bug 17328 - Pine expects looks for /bin/passwd to change passwords.
Pine expects looks for /bin/passwd to change passwords.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pine (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 2000-09-07 13:11 EDT by Andy Wang
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:28 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-07 15:41:26 EDT
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Description Andy Wang 2000-09-07 13:11:17 EDT
It looks like pine is expecting /bin/passwd when you use it to change your
system password.  This will not work as /bin/passwd does not exist by
default.   Of course, a simple link (or telling people not to use that
feature) is a nice workaround but I thought this should be mentioned.
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-09-07 15:34:44 EDT
Using pine to change your system password? Exactly how do provoke this error?
Comment 2 Andy Wang 2000-09-07 15:41:24 EDT
After starting up pine, choose SETUP from the Main Menu.  After choosing SETUP,
you can select from the sub-menu at the bottom of the screen.  Choose 'N' for
Newpassword and it attempts to execute /bin/passwd to change your unix
password.  I didn't know about this feature til a user brought it up.  Doesn't
seem like a good place to change your password, but I guess for the shell
clueless, it'd work.
Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-09-07 16:28:01 EDT
Thanks. Fixed in pine-4.21-24... I wouldn't recommend it as a password changing
program, though ;).

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