Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 834446
auth directive has unneeded authconfig commands listed
Last modified: 2013-07-29 13:44:32 EDT
Description of problem:
In http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/17/html-single/Installation_Guide/index.html#s1-kickstart2-options, under the auth ks directive section, this following text is included:
"To set up the SHA-512 hashing algorithm, run authconfig --passalgo=sha512 --kickstart. Remove the --enablemd5 option if it is present." Something similar just above it is mentioned for sha256.
So why does just "auth --useshadow --passalgo=sha512" work while kickstarting? Are the other instructions about running authconfig even needed? They appear to be included in error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F17 Install guide
Thanks for reporting this, Joshua. You're right, the description refers more to an entirely separate command than an option in a kickstart file.
Given that just entering "--passalgo=sha512" has worked for you (which certainly makes sense), I have removed the full command, including --kickstart, so it now just reads as follows:
"--passalgo= — specify sha256 to set up the SHA-256 hashing algorithm or sha512 to set up the SHA-512 hashing algorithm."
The commit is here: http://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/docs/install-guide.git/commit/?id=e210fece6d1d6cbf2abe989921df74ced380eb5e