unknown user root?

Billy O'Connor billyoc at gnuyork.org
Tue Feb 17 18:59:59 PST 2004


Bill's LFS Login <lfsbill at nospam.dot> writes:

>> Nah, he cat'd /etc/passwd, root was there, and no pam in user
>> either.  Just puzzling to me, thought I'd ask.
>
> That made me think, if shadow is installed, is the "x" ins the passwd
> field in /etc/passwd? Maybe there was a pwconv failure? Or someone
> manually edited something? My last question would be does it work ok for
> other user names? If not, possible that the passwd command is not
> installed properly or one of its other needed shared objects are
> missing or corrupt?

Yeah, he's some net.kook I found wandering around in
comp.os.linux.development, asking LFS questions.  :/
I tried to send him over here to ask, haven't seen him yet.

--
Billy
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