Re: error message?

Eric Jones (
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 12:42:22 -0600 (CST)

> Yes, I've seen it and it's a corruption (or mis-setup of /etc/pam.conf).
> I saw it on a 4.0.4 Intel box and cured it by overwriting the installed
> pam.conf with the one from my EB164. I then had trouble with the lock
> file (read adduser) which was cured by deleting it.

Interesting. I tried the same method, and I can't get it to work. Here's
I did:
1. Copied the /etc/pam.conf file from one of our alpha boxes that will let
users change passwords to the offending machine.
2. Deleted the .pwd.lock file in /etc

I still get the following error:

New password:
New password (again):
Error: Password NOT changed
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

This is most definitely wierd. Anyone else got a solution?


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