Bug#369439: [Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#369439: chgpasswd terminates after asking for a password

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Tue May 30 20:25:13 UTC 2006

Quoting Tomasz Kłoczko (kloczek at zie.pg.gda.pl):
> Dnia 29-05-2006, pon o godzinie 21:10 +0200, Jonas Meurer napisał(a):
> > unfortunately, the new chgpasswd tool does not work as expected.
> > according to docs and it's model 'chpasswd' it reads a string with the
> > format "group_name:password" from standard input.
> > obviously, this does not work.
> Do you have /etc/pam.d/chgpasswd file ?

Jonas probably hadn't this file installed as we don't provide it in
the Debian package.

However, I briefly tried this morning with the Debian package AND
adding the chgpasswd PAM file which you provide in the original source
and it failed the same way Jonas described.

I also tried copying the /etc/pam.d/passwd to /etc/pam.d/chgpasswd and
it failed the same way.

Anyway, we currently don't intend to support PAM in utilities such as
this one (or chsh, chfn and the like.

We will maybe do it in the future but we won't use dedicated files for
that as the Debian PAm maintainers are nor really OK with us
multiplying PAM config files.


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