passwd doesn't work after shadow compilation

Joe Ciccone jciccone at
Fri Aug 4 10:25:59 PDT 2006

jaca wrote:
> Hello cross-lfs,
>   Following subject... The problem is: after shadow compilation and all post-installaton
>   procedures, passwd has improper behavior. It does't wait for user
>   input, just print out all implemented monits and there is no chance
>   to change password. What's wrong? What i should focus on?
Check for /etc/login.defs and /etc/limits. When one/the other isn't
present passwd is known to exit without prompting the user.

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