Bug 6599 - Changing password for user not in /etc/shadow fails
Summary: Changing password for user not in /etc/shadow fails
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd   
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Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-11-01 14:07 UTC by Mads Kiilerich
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-17 21:51:19 UTC
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Description Mads Kiilerich 1999-11-01 14:07:02 UTC
Case:

A user is added manually to /etc/passwd
The password is set with passwd

Result: Still no entry in /etc/shadow and thus the user
cannot login.

This might be the right behaviour, but then the passwd
command shouldn't report "success".

Regards,
Mads

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-17 21:51:59 UTC
Don't add users only in /etc/passwd. User useradd.

Comment 2 Mads Kiilerich 2000-02-19 11:16:59 UTC
Agreed.

But some (slightly bogus) programs modifies /etc/passwd directly.

When passwd for such a user is set, then passwd should at least check if the
system is using shadows, and if that is the case then it should not report
success!


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