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Bug 67293 - app-admin/superadduser needs a new correct path to passwd
Summary: app-admin/superadduser needs a new correct path to passwd
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-10-12 17:28 UTC by Lance Albertson (RETIRED)
Modified: 2004-10-14 22:16 UTC (History)
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Description Lance Albertson (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-12 17:28:02 UTC
I think passwd's path recently got changed to /bin and it seems like superadduser's script isn't aware of that. Should be a simple fix, just change /usr/bin/passwd to /bin/passwd or have a check for that. Below is the output I encountered.

Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
        Full Name []:
        Room Number []:
        Work Phone []:
        Home Phone []:
        Other []:
/usr/sbin/superadduser: line 359: /usr/bin/passwd: No such file or directory
* WARNING: An error occured while setting the password for
           this account.  Please manually investigate this *
Comment 1 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-13 14:09:24 UTC
oops, you're correct.
Comment 2 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-14 22:16:28 UTC
actually, it's not needed as spanky now installs a symlink in /usr/bin to the real binary in ../../bin (remerge shadow after sync'ing).