[Pkg-shadow-devel] ./configure --sysconfdir=/etc/shadow would not work?

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Fri Nov 19 20:47:20 UTC 2010


On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 07:16:30PM +0300, falflani at gmail.com wrote:
> is it possible to change the location of the --sysconfdir=/etc to
> --sysconfdir=/etc/shadow ? I did try ./configure
> --sysconfdir=/etc/shadow and it did compile ok however i am unable to
> login after that !

I do not think --sysconfdir has any influence on shadow's programs.
It might be used during "make install" to install some configuration

It's surprising that you were no more able to login, unless you also
removed the /etc/shadow file at the same time (or replaced it by a

Also the source code makes use of APIs such as getspnam, which hardcode
the /etc/shadow file location.

What are you trying to achieve?
Maybe there is another way to do it.

Best Regards,

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