Shadow Maintenance (was Re: download location for shadow down since a while ?)
sysadm.taipan67 at btinternet.com
Fri May 25 02:48:33 PDT 2007
Greg Schafer wrote:
> Mark Rosenstand wrote:
>> On Mon, 2007-05-14 at 08:02 -0700, Dan Nicholson wrote:
>>> On 5/14/07, Jens Stroebel <drifter at bcsoft.de> wrote:
>>>> I've been trying for some time now to get the shadow-184.108.40.206 source
>>>> from ftp://ftp.pld.org.pl/software/shadow/shadow-220.127.116.11.tar.bz2 ;
>>>> the site is not resolvable, though.
>>> Yeah, that's about the least reliable server on the internet :) You
>>> can just use a mirror for now.
>> It's _unresolvable_ and has been so for several months. I don't think
>> it's coming back.
>> pld.org.pl redirects to pld-linux.org, and the latest version of shadow
>> at their FTP site is 4.0.3.
>> I haven't gotten any traffic from their mailing list since Feb 1, which
>> was the maintainer telling that he was busy with his new job.
> AFAICT shadow is dead. The maintainer has a history of.. um, shall we say,
> being difficult. This is evidenced by a FAQ on the PLD site:
> In the following bug report there is mention of Debian possibly taking
> over maintenance:
> I sure hope they do..
I'm on my 1st LFS install at the moment, & when the Shadow link wouldn't
resolve, i grabbed the tarball from one of the Gentoo mirrors - every
package that they support is stored in the 'distfiles' sub-directory.
Only version 18.104.22.168 is currently available, though...
...Incidentally, the 'useradd_fix-2.patch' broke useradd, which i
discovered because i'm following the 'pkgusr' hint. The 'fix-1.patch'
solved the problem. When my install is complete, i'll try to determine
why the later patch gave me trouble & post any findings here...
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