Bug 249210 - Latest cracklib update prevents any password changes
Latest cracklib update prevents any password changes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cracklib (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-22 13:28 EDT by Jimmy Rentz
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 2.8.10-2
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Last Closed: 2007-07-23 13:35:52 EDT
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Description Jimmy Rentz 2007-07-22 13:28:05 EDT
Description of problem:
The latest cracklib devel update prevents any password changes. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
cracklib 2.8.10

How reproducible:
Change a password for a user

Steps to Reproduce:
passwd someuser
Changing password for user someuser.
New UNIX password:
Actual results:

/usr/share/cracklib/pw_dict: error reading header
PWOpen: Success

Expected results:

Retype new UNIX password: 
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.

Additional info:
I did some searching and come across this bug:
I believe this is the same issue.
Comment 1 Joachim Frieben 2007-07-22 15:39:15 EDT
Reverting 'cracklib' packages to version 2.8.9 from 'F7' allows to
restore proper function which is mandatory after a fresh install
from the 'rawhide' development tree.
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2007-07-23 13:35:52 EDT
Ugh, don't know why I didn't catch that.  Thanks!

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