Bug 69546 - When you select nis in authconfig, you can't change the local root password
When you select nis in authconfig, you can't change the local root password
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: authconfig (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-07-22 21:38 EDT by Marc MERLIN
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-07 07:39:02 EST
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Description Marc MERLIN 2002-07-22 21:38:15 EDT
Description of Problem:
authconfig changes /etc/pam.d/system-auth as such:
password    sufficient    /lib/security/pam_unix.so nullok use_authtok md5
shadow nis

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...
Comment 1 Chuck Slivkoff 2003-11-07 20:24:03 EST
Has this been resolved?
Comment 2 Chuck Slivkoff 2003-11-07 20:41:39 EST
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?

Comment 3 Tomas Mraz 2004-12-07 07:39:02 EST
This is fixed in current releases in case you don't have root account
in the NIS. The remaining issue is bug 115309.

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