Bug 73582 - passwd: Only root can specify a username.
passwd: Only root can specify a username.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-09-06 07:17 EDT by Bob Creedon
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-12 04:00:37 EST
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screen shot of the error message (1.15 MB, text/plain)
2002-09-06 07:28 EDT, Bob Creedon
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Description Bob Creedon 2002-09-06 07:17:55 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)

Description of problem:
passwd:  Only root can specify a username.

This looks like the login program is using the wrong parameter to call

Previously notified to Red Hat Support on Service Request 211674

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1./usr/bin/chage -m 0 -M 91 -W 7 bobcreedon

Actual Results:  get error message as notified to Red Hat Support on Service 
Request 211674. Example of the error message was submitted on Service Request 
211674 as an attachment.

Expected Results:  user should be allowed to choose a new password.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bob Creedon 2002-09-06 07:28:01 EDT
Created attachment 75207 [details]
screen shot of the error message
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-23 08:12:29 EDT
I can't reproduce this error on 7.1, 7.2, or 9.  Are you still having this
problem on a more recent distribution?
Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2003-12-12 04:00:37 EST
No response, closing.  Please reopen if this still occurs.

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