Password file problem

Clyde Wilson clydew at clydew.net
Fri Jul 28 13:22:20 PDT 2000


But it does matter.  You can't logon to change your password.
Clyde Wilson

On Fri, 28 Jul 2000, Gerard Beekmans wrote:

> > shouldn't:
> > root:~# echo "root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash" > $LFS/etc/passwd
> > really be:
> > root:~# echo "root::0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash" > $LFS/etc/passwd
> > 
> > That extra 'x' creates a password that is darned hard to break...
> 
> It doesn't matter, you are changing your password after chapter 5
> anyways. At this state LFS isn't usable anyways, you just need a root
> userid so that programs that do "install -o root -g root" don't fail
> with errors like "root: no such user" and "root: no such group".
> 
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