AW: Problems with passwd after reinstalling shadow

Jean-Pierre Bogler schoppe at germanynet.de
Fri Aug 26 07:59:56 PDT 2005


Hi,

thanks to all for your help. I am sorry that I started a new thread within
an old one, I didn't know that
this happens when I reply with another subject. But now the good message I
could solve my passwd
problem. The failure was that I mistyped while preparing the configure file
of pam. Something went
wrong with:

sed -i 's|DICT_DIR_CANDIDATES="|&/lib /lib/cracklib |'

I opened the configure file in vim and fixed it. Then I reconfigured and
recompiled pam again and copied the
/modules/pam_cracklib/pam_cracklib.so into /lib/security. Now passwd works
fine and I am happy.

Unfortunately neighter the configuration nor the compiler, the
pam_cracklib.so or passwd give you normal
error messages or warnings! And also in the logs you can not find anything
useful when this problem occurs.
A really ugly mistake.

Next time, I will start new threads with a new mail ;). Many thanks again!

Schoppe




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