PLFS suggested chapter 6 - shadow change of installation

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Mon May 5 22:17:55 PDT 2003

On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 11:38:45AM -0600, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> >From the hint:
> * shadow - be sure to issue "touch /usr/bin/passwd" before configuring
>            - be sure to perform the "Creating the /var/run/utmp, /var/log/wtmp
>              and /var/log/btmp files" commands (from the end of Chapter 6)
>              before the shadow package installation
> I've seen arguments for the *tmp files before, but why passwd? I don't recall 
> a reason for that one.

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