Shadow/CrackLib - A compromise?

Randy McMurchy LFS-User at
Sun Aug 7 21:21:41 PDT 2005

Archaic wrote these words on 08/07/05 22:55 CST:

> How's this wording grab you?

I feel terrible. I have made a huge mistake. There is another
configuration that must be done for Shadow to use CrackLib. In the
command that creates the /etc/login.defs file, the following addition
to the existing sed command is necessary:

-e "s|CRACKLIB_DICTPATH\t/var/cache/cracklib/cracklib_dict|CRACKLIB_DICTPATH\t/lib/cracklib/pw_dict|"

I'm sorry about the late notice, however, I'm glad I went back and
looked at my build notes. Is there any way you can work this into
the instructions, without them becoming too difficult for folks to


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