[kde-solaris] KCheckpass on Solaris 8

Torsten Kasch kde-solaris@mail.kde.org
Mon Nov 11 17:24:11 2002


Hi Ian,

On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 09:56:53AM -0500, Ian Reinhart Geiser wrote:
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> Greetings
> 	What options do people out there to get checkpass to work on solaris 8?  
> Currently I cannot get the screen to unlock after Ilock it because kcheckpass 
> fails?  Is this something that needs to be fixed?

That depends on what naming service(s) you're using in /etc/nsswitch.conf for
"passwd". If "files" is one of them, kcheckpass needs to be installed
setuid root in order to be able to access /etc/shadow. For NIS this isn't
necessary, but would not hurt...

Please note, that in the first case, mode 4711 isn't sufficient, since
somewhere the readabilty of the binary is checked (don't know why), so
you would need 4755...

cheers,
	Torsten

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