PAM fails to change user password

Oleg Tarasov subscriber at
Fri Mar 25 00:08:02 PST 2005


Jason L. Schwab <jlschwab at> wrote:

> Tarasov Oleg;

> (as root)
> # pwd_mkdb /etc/master.passwd

> It seems that the actual database file is fine, but the plaintext
> versions think that they are corrupt, this should solve your issue.

> Then try changing the users password, it should be successful.

> -Jason

Thanx, that was the problem. Actually I changed master.passwd by hands
and forgot to use pwd_mkdb. My mistake, a lesson to me. Sorry for

Best regards,
 Oleg Tarasov                          mailto:subscriber at

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