Bug 366 - Shadow passwd command not included with shadow-utils
Summary: Shadow passwd command not included with shadow-utils
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1998-12-09 18:54 UTC by deana
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1998-12-09 20:20:19 UTC

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Description deana 1998-12-09 18:54:03 UTC
It seems the shadow utils RPM does not replace the passwd
command.  When you install the shadow utils and run pwconv,
you cannot change passwords with passwd anymore and get
passwd: Critical Error.  I solved the problem by getting the
current Shadow suite and installing it, which included the
shadow passwd program.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-09 20:20:59 UTC
Unable to reproduce this problem.  Since Red Hat Linux uses PAM, it
bypasses the shadow utilities in updating the password database.  When
you replaced the shadow utilities, you wiped out the PAM authenication
on login and other things.

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