[blfs-dev] cracklib with pam

spiky0011 spiky0011 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 26 08:47:11 PDT 2018

On 26/08/2018 16:39, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> On 08/26/2018 09:37 AM, spiky0011 wrote:
>> When building Linux Pam Without Cracklib, there are 2 options for 
>> /etc/pam.d/system-password.
>> If you have to install cracklib later in book after initial build i,e 
>> libpwquality you need cracklib which tells you to rebuild shadow, but 
>> the /etc/pam.d/system-password is unchanged.
>> Would there be an option to put the cracklib 
>> /etc/pam.d/system-password file somewhere else or some sort of note 
>> about it.
> It's a text file.  You can always overwrite the old with a new version.
> Are you suggesting some text changes in the book?  If so, what explict 
> changes?
>   -- Bruce
> Installing cracklib later in build, there isn't a reference to the 
> Linux Pam file, so If you built shadow without Cracklib you create the 
> 1 " system-password file" build cracklib > shadow you need to be 
> reference to changing the system-password file.
Yes it is only a file and is changeable IF you know about it, or you 
forgot about it.

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