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

Harald Dunkel harald.dunkel at aixigo.de
Mon Jan 9 08:22:59 UTC 2012

Hi Nicolas,

On 01/08/12 16:57, Nicolas François wrote:
> I do not know NIS, but I do not think passwd should be used to change a
> password when NIS is in use.

According to its own man page yppasswd(1) is deprecated.

> http://tldp.org/HOWTO/NIS-HOWTO/rpasswdd.html

I do not see how this is relevant on Squeeze. pwdutils are
not included in Squeeze or Sid.

> Did passwd work in the past?

For Squeeze I cannot say.

> Do you know if passwd is intended to work in such case?

I had expected passwd is based on pam, isn't it?



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