Bug 656 - vipw doesn't work on shadowed systems
Summary: vipw doesn't work on shadowed systems
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1998-12-30 16:06 UTC by Erik Troan
Modified: 2015-10-14 23:15 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-02 13:59:42 UTC


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Description Erik Troan 1998-12-30 16:06:39 UTC
On systems with shadow, vipw should merge /etc/passwd
and /etc/shadow into a single file for editing, them
split the passwords back out again on exit.

At least, this is what OpenBSD does and that seems to make
sense.

Comment 1 seva 1999-01-05 00:52:59 UTC
On solaris, vipw let's you change the password file and if something
changed offers you to edit the shadow file also...

You get a message like this:

You have modified the password file.
Press 'e' to edit the shadow file for consistency,
 'q' to quit:

Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-03-22 18:59:59 UTC
We have determined that this is a feature request, rather than a bug.
Please report feature requests to the author of the package itself.

Comment 3 Preston Brown 1999-03-22 19:02:59 UTC
We will implement this feature at some point in the future.

Comment 4 Alan Cox 2000-08-05 01:03:56 UTC
When shall we implement it 8)


Comment 5 Aleksey Nogin 2002-05-02 13:59:37 UTC
vipw have been capable of handling the shadow passwords for quite a while now.
Reopening to mark as really closed.

Comment 6 openshift-github-bot 2015-10-14 21:46:49 UTC
Commit pushed to master at https://github.com/openshift/openshift-docs

https://github.com/openshift/openshift-docs/commit/bcf03c4b41e89f80cc8171c4a69f6311ab09c290
Merge pull request #1047 from sdodson/oa-issue656

Add scheduler kind and apiversion to 3.0.2/1.0.5 upgrade

Comment 7 Cristian Gafton 2015-10-14 23:15:24 UTC
(In reply to openshift-github-bot from comment #6)
> Commit pushed to master at https://github.com/openshift/openshift-docs
> 
> https://github.com/openshift/openshift-docs/commit/
> bcf03c4b41e89f80cc8171c4a69f6311ab09c290
> Merge pull request #1047 from sdodson/oa-issue656
> 
> Add scheduler kind and apiversion to 3.0.2/1.0.5 upgrade

OpenShift-BOT is a piece of shit.


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