shadow passwords

ivan ivan at svgalib.org
Sun Oct 1 18:04:27 PDT 2000


hi ppl :)

i've run into a problem with shadow passwords ... i came across the problem
a week ago but ignored it hoping it would go away but i'm now ready to
reboot and want to get shadow passwords activated before i do

the problem seems to be with /usr/sbin/pwconv - this programme according to
the documentation in the how-to is supposed to create 2 files: /etc/npasswd
and /etc/nshadow but this doesn't happen !

afaik i have done everything according exactly to the book and even to
double check recreated the passwd and group files and changed the root
password all over again but exactly the same result

any ideas anyone ?

tia
ivan.



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