[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#651042: token manipulation error for NIS

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Sun Jan 8 15:57:13 UTC 2012


On Mon, Dec 05, 2011 at 10:35:59AM +0100, harald.dunkel at aixigo.de wrote:
> If I try to change the password of my account in NIS,
> then I get
> % passwd
> passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
> passwd: password unchanged
> %
> Please note that it didn't even ask for the old
> password. Using yppasswd there is no such problem.
> The NIS Server (Lenny) merges passwd and shadow information.

I do not know NIS, but I do not think passwd should be used to change a
password when NIS is in use.


Did passwd work in the past?
Do you know if passwd is intended to work in such case?

Best Regards,

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