[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#659147: Bug#659147: passwd: Error message is not descriptive

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Wed Feb 8 21:01:58 UTC 2012

Quoting Simon Waters (simon at technocool.net):
> Package: passwd
> Version: 1:
> Severity: wishlist
> On changing a regular system password using the passwd command if the user
> types their old password wrong they receive the error:
> passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
> The language here seems unnecessary technical, or at least omits an
>  explanation in clearer English like:
> "Authentication token manipulation error (did you type your old password correctly?)"

I think that this message is not coming from passwd but from the
relevant PAM module.

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