Shadow not working?

Plasmatic plasmatic at
Tue Oct 23 15:20:08 PDT 2001

10/23/01 3:55:41 AM, Ian Molton <imolton at> wrote:

>Hi there...
>I just built an LFS box, but seem to have screwed up somewhere.
>I've installed shadow, according to the Book, but my passwords are being
>encrypted the 'old' way and stuck in /etc/passwd. there is no file
>any ideas?

In order to "start the ball rolling" you need to run the 'pwconv' program which was installed with the Shadow package.  It will convert your 
/etc/passwd into the new style and make the /etc/shadow file.  Once this has been done, any new users and passwords will be saved in 
shadow format.


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