Problem Using Shadowed Password Hint...

Greg Schafer gschafer at zip.com.au
Fri Jan 3 13:06:53 PST 2003


On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 12:31:43PM +0000, Leigh Gardiner wrote:
> I'm trying to get MD5 enabled shadowed passwords, and I'm following exactly 
> what he has said to and im up to here:
> 
> # Move some libs around and make a couple symlinks.
> cd /lib &&
> mv libshadow.a libshadow.la /usr/lib &&
> ln -sf libshadow.so.0 libshadow.so &&
> cd /usr/lib &&
> ln -sf ../../lib/libshadow.so
> 
> libshadow.so.0 doesn't exist to make a symlink from libshadow.so to...is 
> this meant to be or is there meant to be some libshadow.so.0 file in /lib? 
> I'm thinking that there should be a libshadow library there, but i could be 
> wrong and im just meant to leave it...
> the guide im following is:
> 
> http://hints.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/shadowpasswd_plus.txt
> 
> he said it was written for version 3 and up, I'm following and using 
> version 4, maybe thats to do with it?

The hint is out of date. The "Move some libs" part is now taken care of
already by base LFS so just skip that part.

Greg
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