Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6599
Changing password for user not in /etc/shadow fails
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
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
This might be the right behaviour, but then the passwd
command shouldn't report "success".
Don't add users only in /etc/passwd. User useradd.
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