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Bug 127524

Summary: /etc/security/opasswd is missing
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Reporter: Nick Strugnell <nstrug>
Component: pamAssignee: Tomas Mraz <tmraz>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Version: 3.0CC: adam, rnunn
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0346 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Nick Strugnell 2004-07-09 12:44:25 UTC
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Description of problem:
/etc/security/opasswd is missing. This means that if you use the
'remember' option for, you will not be able to change your

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure system-auth to use remember e.g.:

password     sufficient     /lib/security/ nullok
use_authtok md5 shadow remember=12

2. Login as a user and try to change your password with 'passwd'


Actual Results:  Console prints:

Password has been already used. Choose another.
Password has been already used. Choose another.
Password has been already used. Choose another.

and logs user out.

Expected Results:  User should be able to successfully choose password.

Additional info:

Can be easily fixed with:

touch /etc/security/opasswd

as root.

Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2004-09-09 07:25:17 UTC
I'd like to fix this bug but I don't know what's the right solution.

Should the code not fail if the file doesn't exist and create it as

Or rather fix the installation script in the RPM package to touch the

Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2004-09-21 08:39:07 UTC
*** Bug 87455 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Tomas Mraz 2004-10-11 15:00:59 UTC
Added the /etc/security/opasswd to spec file for pam-0.77-61.

Comment 4 Tomas Mraz 2004-10-27 07:36:14 UTC
*** Bug 117960 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Bastien Nocera 2005-10-27 10:30:37 UTC
Reopening for RHEL3.

Comment 8 Bob Johnson 2006-04-11 16:28:27 UTC
This issue is on Red Hat Engineering's list of planned work items 
for the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.8 release.  Engineering 
resources have been assigned and barring unforeseen circumstances, Red 
Hat intends to include this item in the 3.8 release.

Comment 12 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-07-20 14:40:37 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.