passwd: permission denied

Randolph D. Dach rdach at shaw.ca
Sun Oct 31 10:08:11 PST 2004


Good Morning

I have been building the latest version of LFS and no I'm halfway into finishing the latest BLFS system. I tried to change my password for my user account

Randolph 2# passwd randy
Changing password for randy
(current) UNIX password: " enter correct login password"
passwd: Permission denied

So I tried it as root

Randolph 2#su
Password: "password for root"
bash-3.00# passwd
passwd: Permission denied

I've tried reinstalling shadow-4.0.5 and linux-PAM-0.77 and I've even tried to get rid of Linux-PAM-0.77 and had a heck of a time trying to get back into the system,everytime I tried to log in it was trying to find libpam.so. Everything has been installed as "root". Also I haven't changed any of the PAM files in /etc/pam.d  I've just left them as is.

These are the packages I have installed on the system 
 drwxrwxrwx  2 root  root       8192 2004-10-30 19:24 .
  drwxr-xr-x  4 root  root       4096 2004-09-02 22:07 ..
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      13507 2004-10-28 22:47 a2ps-4.13
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       4101 2004-10-28 22:35 adobe-reader
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       6436 2004-10-05 22:38 alsa-driver-1.0.5a
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       4619 2004-10-05 22:58 alsa-lib-1.0.5a
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1423 2004-10-05 23:13 alsa-oss-1.0.5
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3910 2004-10-25 22:40 alsaplayer-0.99.76
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1738 2004-10-05 23:01 alsa-utils-1.0.5
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2052 2004-10-10 21:04 Astro-FITS-Header-2.8.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       9616 2004-10-11 17:12 atk-1.6.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3583 2004-08-25 20:22 autoconf-2.59
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       6178 2004-08-25 20:23 automake-1.9.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1272 2004-08-25 20:27 bash-3.0
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        921 2004-10-03 13:49 bc-1.06
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      78891 2004-10-06 21:08 Berkeley_db-4.2.52.2
  -rw-r--r--  1 root  root   15271801 2004-10-19 22:06 bind-9.2.3.pre-inst1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       9566 2004-08-22 15:50 binutils-2.15
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2833 2004-08-22 19:54 bison-1.875a
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2392 2004-08-23 21:19 bzip2-1.0.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1218 2004-10-12 22:24 cairo-0.1.23
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1295 2004-10-11 18:19 cdparanoia-III-alpah9.8
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1506 2004-09-19 23:34 check-0.9.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1784 2004-10-16 21:26 clamav-devel
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      12988 2004-08-22 19:07 coreutils-5.2.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        938 2004-10-04 20:43 cpio-2.5
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3066 2004-09-16 20:26 cracklib,2.7
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3443 2004-10-16 21:20 curl-7.12.2-cvs
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2290 2004-10-11 20:45 cvs-1.11.17
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1034 2004-10-11 21:01 dbh-1.0.20
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1665 2004-09-02 22:08 dhcp-3.0.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2596 2004-08-25 20:51 diffutils-2.8.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1317 2004-09-27 21:35 dill0-0.8.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2008 2004-10-10 20:54 docbk31
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      13371 2004-10-09 23:43 docbook-dsssl-1.78
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2724 2004-10-11 16:45 docbook-utils-0.6.14
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3510 2004-08-25 21:02 e2fsprogs-1.35
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        872 2004-09-09 15:52 ed-0.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      39098 2004-10-29 18:48 espgs-7.07.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1008 2004-09-19 23:37 expat-1.95.7
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1221 2004-10-10 21:28 ExtUtils-F77-1.14
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        976 2004-10-11 18:40 fam-2.7.0
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1323 2004-10-29 20:54 file-4.10
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2774 2004-08-22 19:25 findutils-4.1.20
  -rwxr--r--  1 randy clamav   258247 2004-10-11 20:36 firefox-1.0PR
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2190 2004-08-22 20:10 flex-2.5.31
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      15885 2004-09-25 23:20 fontconfig-2.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      15614 2004-10-11 16:56 fontconfig-2.2.3
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       5603 2004-09-25 23:14 freetype-2.1.9
  -rwxr--r--  1 randy clamav    13857 2004-10-11 19:58 gail-1.6.6
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        903 2004-10-29 20:07 gamix-1.99.-14
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2986 2004-08-22 19:27 gawk-3.1.3
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root     131311 2004-08-22 18:52 gcc-3.2.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 randy clamav    14623 2004-10-11 18:04 GConf-2.6.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1192 2004-10-03 16:08 gdbm-1.8.3
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       8004 2004-10-17 21:54 gdk-pixbuf-0.22
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       4242 2004-10-17 08:51 gdome2-0.8.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      68514 2004-08-23 21:30 gettext-0.14.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        908 2004-10-28 22:37 ghostscript-viewer
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1830 2004-09-27 21:14 glib-1.2.10
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      18992 2004-10-09 23:26 glib-2.4.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root     577325 2004-08-22 14:42 glibc-2.3.4
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       4176 2004-10-12 22:19 glitz-0.2.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1673 2004-10-17 09:06 gmetadom-0.2.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1015 2004-10-06 21:17 gmp-4.1.3
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1015 2004-10-16 21:10 gmp-4.1.4
  -rwxr--r--  1 randy clamav    11092 2004-10-11 18:09 gnome-mime-data-2.4.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 randy clamav    27608 2004-10-11 19:06 gnome-vfs-2.6.1.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3770 2004-10-06 22:11 gnupg-1.2.6
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        673 2004-10-17 23:38 gpgme-0.3.16
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2798 2004-08-25 21:04 grep-2.5
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      24115 2004-08-22 19:59 groff-1.19.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1908 2004-08-25 21:08 grub-0.95
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      12875 2004-09-27 21:32 gtk+-1.2.10
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      80125 2004-10-11 17:43 gtk+-2.4.3
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3179 2004-10-12 21:34 gtkcairo-0.3
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1775 2004-10-09 23:19 gtk-doc-1.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2318 2004-10-17 18:21 gtkmathview-0.5.3
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       4403 2004-10-11 08:35 Gtk-Perl-0.7709
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       4347 2004-10-12 22:33 gtk-xfce-engine-2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1506 2004-08-27 21:45 gzip-1.3.5
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1677 2004-08-27 21:49 hotplug-2004_04_01
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      19308 2004-10-29 21:17 hpijs-1.7.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        735 2004-08-22 19:22 iana-etc-1.01
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3417 2004-10-17 08:41 imlib-1.9.15
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1429 2004-08-23 21:55 inetutils-1.4.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       9454 2004-10-10 21:26 Inline-0.44
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2760 2004-10-11 17:25 intltool-0.30
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2686 2004-08-23 21:59 iproute2-2.6.8
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       4219 2004-09-17 20:55 iptables-1.2.11
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3200 2004-10-11 10:25 jadetex-3.13
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1360 2004-09-27 21:19 jpeg-6b
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      33291 2004-08-25 20:53 kbd-1.12
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        851 2004-08-22 19:56 less-382
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      19556 2004-09-28 23:17 lesstif-0.93.94
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3568 2004-08-29 20:43 lfs-bootscripts-2.2.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       4931 2004-10-11 19:39 libart_lgpl-2.3.16
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        972 2004-10-17 22:15 libassuan-0.6.7
  -rwxr--r--  1 randy clamav    36964 2004-10-11 18:11 libbonobo-2.6.2n
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       4184 2004-10-12 21:24 libcroco-0.6.0
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1144 2004-10-06 22:27 libgcrypt-1.2.0
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      36242 2004-10-11 19:35 libglade-2.3.6
  -rwxr--r--  1 randy clamav    18034 2004-10-11 19:44 libgnomecanvas-2.6.1.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1278 2004-10-06 22:20 libgpg-error-1.0
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       5532 2004-10-12 21:27 libgsf-1.10.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 randy clamav    34536 2004-10-11 20:52 libgtkhtml-2.6.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       5136 2004-10-11 17:23 libIDL-0.8.3
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1078 2004-10-17 22:44 libksba-0.9.9
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1903 2004-10-28 22:28 libpaper-1.1.14
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root     176288 2004-10-11 20:25 libpixman-0.1.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1610 2004-09-19 23:26 libpng-1.2.6
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3553 2004-10-12 21:30 librsvg-2.8.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3121 2004-10-11 20:08 libsvg-0.1.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1002 2004-10-11 20:38 libsvg-cairo-0.1.4
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2092 2004-08-25 20:42 libtool-1.5.6
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1456 2004-10-17 08:37 libungif-4.1.3
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1552 2004-10-12 21:44 libxfce4mcs
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       5260 2004-10-12 21:36 libxfce4util
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       5920 2004-10-12 21:41 libxfcegui4
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root     127504 2004-10-24 22:44 libXft-2.1.6
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      16604 2004-10-06 21:58 libxml2-2.6.11
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       8357 2004-10-06 22:49 libxslt-1.1.8
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        962 2004-10-14 22:20 libxsvg-0.1.0
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        783 2004-09-02 21:23 links-2.1pre15
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       4179 2004-10-30 19:24 Linux-PAM-0.77
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        754 2004-08-22 19:51 m4-1.4.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2674 2004-08-27 22:04 make-3.80
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1220 2004-08-27 22:01 man-1.5o
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root     124539 2004-08-22 13:28 man-pages-1.67
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        781 2004-08-22 19:20 mktemp-1.5
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        725 2004-08-22 19:21 mktemp-1.5-tempfile
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1306 2004-08-27 22:06 module-init-tools-3.0
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        844 2004-09-09 18:01 nasm-0.98.38
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root     132133 2004-08-22 19:31 ncurses-5.4
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        997 2004-10-14 22:34 ntp-4.2.0
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1195 2004-10-03 13:44 openjade-1.3.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      10796 2004-10-03 13:08 OpenSp-1.5.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      94600 2004-10-03 15:24 openssl-0.9.7d
  -rwxr--r--  1 randy clamav     7332 2004-10-11 17:52 ORBit2-2.10.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       7759 2004-10-11 17:09 pango-1.4.0
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1296 2004-10-10 21:23 Parse-RecDescent-1.94
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        780 2004-08-27 22:08 patch-2.5.4
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        976 2004-09-25 23:29 pciutils-2.1.11
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      38118 2004-10-11 08:28 PDL-2.4.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2706 2004-10-29 20:22 pdq-2.2.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root     106598 2004-08-23 22:39 perl-5.8.5
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        858 2004-10-02 23:52 pkgconfig-0.15.0
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       9808 2004-10-11 17:28 popt-1.7
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        674 2004-10-11 18:30 portmap_5beta
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1905 2004-08-27 22:10 procps-3.2.3
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1538 2004-08-27 22:17 psmisc-21.5
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2200 2004-10-28 22:43 psutils-p17
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root     124841 2004-10-06 21:25 Python-2.3.4
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1592 2004-08-22 19:36 readline-5.0
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1060 2004-10-12 23:11 rxvt-2.7.10
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3816 2004-08-22 20:01 sed-4.1.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3969 2004-10-10 20:44 sgml-common-0.6.3
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       2942 2004-10-11 08:59 SGMLSpm-1.03ii
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      13802 2004-10-30 18:21 shadow-4.0.5
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      20919 2004-10-11 18:13 shared-mime-info-0.14
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1540 2004-10-11 20:55 startup-notification-0.6
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      23268 2004-10-17 23:42 sylpheed-claws-0.9.12b
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        963 2004-08-27 22:31 sysklogd-1.4.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1109 2004-09-09 18:17 syslinux-2.11
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1839 2004-08-29 19:48 sysvinit-2.85
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3379 2004-08-29 20:03 tar-1.14
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      39358 2004-10-03 15:48 tcl-8.4.7
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1574 2004-10-11 18:24 tcp_wrappers_7.6
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        838 2004-10-05 23:18 tcsh-6.13.00
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root     998859 2004-10-11 09:58 tetex-src-2.0.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3493 2004-08-23 22:43 texinfo-4.7
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       7055 2004-09-27 21:25 tiff-v3.6.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      54391 2004-10-11 08:54 Tk-804.027
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      73812 2004-10-03 16:05 tk-8.4.7
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1845 2004-08-29 20:06 udev-030
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1039 2004-10-04 20:40 unzip-5.51
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       6654 2004-08-29 20:23 util-linux-2.12b
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      51873 2004-08-22 19:45 vim63
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3655 2004-09-27 21:46 wget-1.9
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        828 2004-09-25 23:24 which-2.16
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root     369457 2004-09-28 23:16 windowlab-1.24
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      15897 2004-10-24 22:52 WindowMaker-0.90.0
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       4996 2004-10-24 23:11 WindowMaker-extra-0.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       4431 2004-10-26 00:25 wmakerconf-2.9.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      88764 2004-10-27 21:34 xemacs-21.5.18
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      10599 2004-10-12 21:52 xfce4-panel
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      11111 2004-10-12 22:21 xfce4-session
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      10449 2004-10-12 21:48 xfce-mcs-manager
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       7600 2004-10-12 21:55 xfce-mcs-plugins
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       9335 2004-10-12 22:02 xfce-utils
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       9183 2004-10-12 22:14 xfdesktop
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      17744 2004-10-12 22:08 xffm
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root     565012 2004-09-27 20:01 xfree86-4.4.0
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      32492 2004-10-12 21:59 xfwm4
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root      26096 2004-10-22 23:09 xine-lib-1-rc5
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       8026 2004-10-22 23:18 xine-ui-0.99.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       4207 2004-10-11 08:32 XML-Parser-2.34
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       1202 2004-10-11 08:30 XML-Writer-0.510
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        670 2004-09-28 23:21 xpdf-3.00
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       4073 2004-09-27 21:58 xpm-3.4g
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root       3763 2004-10-11 20:02 xrender-0.8.3
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        712 2004-10-11 20:58 xsvg-0.1.2
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        852 2004-10-04 20:35 zip-2.3
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        961 2004-08-22 19:12 zlib-1.2.1
  -rwxr--r--  1 root  root        910 2004-08-22 19:13 zlib-1.2.1-static

Hope someone out there has some ideas????


Thanks Randy



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