User migration

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Mon Mar 4 13:29:39 PST 2002

On Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 02:43:33PM -0600, Bill Williamson wrote:
> I'm currently on slackware8.1, moving (slowly, the past 2 months, ha!) to
> lfs 3.1/3.2/etc (mostly 3.1 but with newer kernel/glibc/etc).
> I know that for most distro's I could just copy my users from my old passwd
> and shadow and into the new one, since the pw hash is 1 way.
> However, slackware does something different (i had to set some special flags
> when I installed ssh/etc) than normal... will I be able to do this, or will
> I have to readd my users and have them set their passwords again?

What exactly is different ?

Gerard Beekmans

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