Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 69546
When you select nis in authconfig, you can't change the local root password
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:24 EDT
Description of Problem:
authconfig changes /etc/pam.d/system-auth as such:
password sufficient /lib/security/pam_unix.so nullok use_authtok md5
This works for changing user passwords but this prevents me from using my
local root password since it tries to change it over nis.
I removed "nis" on the password line and I'm changing my user passwords with
This works fine, but authconfig will blow away my change eventually, and if I
tell authconfig not to use NIS, then it turns YP off altogether...
Has this been resolved?
I just confirmed (on 7.2 & 7.3) that this is still broken.
/usr/bin/passwd doesn't know to call yppasswd to change NIS user
Any ETA on a fix?
This is fixed in current releases in case you don't have root account
in the NIS. The remaining issue is bug 115309.