Question: 6.54 Shadow + "Package Users"

bsquared bwcode4u at
Mon Feb 21 14:32:08 PST 2011

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 8:26 PM, Drew Ames <jxa127 at> wrote:
> Congrats on making it through chapter 6!


> The permissions you have are the same as what I have except for
> /bin/passwd.
> I've got -rwsr-xr-x for passwd.
> I'm not sure that these commands need to be group writable -- although
> that might help in BLFS when Shadow gets rebuilt after PAM is
> installed. Still, I plan on changing the ownship and permissions back
> to shadow:shadow before that I get to that point in BLFS.
> Why were you thinking of making them group-writable?

I was curious if I may have missed something.  Thanks for the confirmation.

Currently trying to figure out if I want to install to USB stick.  Any
insight?  Looks like it may be difficult.

Thank you,

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