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Bug 2815 - passwd without shadow doesn't seem to work
Summary: passwd without shadow doesn't seem to work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-05-14 08:26 UTC by flee
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-05-15 20:45:53 UTC

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Description flee 1999-05-14 08:26:10 UTC
After upgrading from 5.2 to 6.0,
logins failed to work until I created a shadow
password file with "pwconv"

The messages from my syslog:

May 13 22:23:29 dacron-kangaroo-triptych PAM_pwdb[570]: get
passwd; pwdb: structure is no longer valid
May 13 22:23:30 dacron-kangaroo-triptych login[570]: FAILED
LOGIN 1 FROM (null) FOR flee, Authentication service cannot
retrieve authentication info.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-15 20:45:59 UTC
I do not see this behavior (required pwconv in order to login)
on Red Hat 6.0 intel/or sparc. I also don't see the error message.

Check your PAM config in /etc/pam.d for the service that is causing
the problem. Perhaps you configured the requirement to use shadow
passwords sometime in the past ... ?

Please reopen with more information if you still think this is
a software problem.

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