[kde-solaris] KCheckpass on Solaris 8

Paresh Pitalia kde-solaris@mail.kde.org
Mon Nov 11 23:00:26 2002


Mine is a standalone, and I am the only user.So I m fine with 4777
access to shadow. 

I dont want to play around with libraries if this is working.

Anyway thanks to bring the point up.





--- Joshua Symons <vmcore@mysun.com> wrote:
> That is not what you want to do. Bad idea.
> 
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> Joshua Symons &lt vmcore at mysun dot com &gt
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Paresh Pitalia <paresh_su@yahoo.com>
> Date: Monday, November 11, 2002 12:45 pm
> Subject: Re: [kde-solaris] KCheckpass on Solaris 8
> 
> > chmod 4755 /etc/shadow
> > 
> > Thats all I did and it started working.
> > 
> > 
> > --- Joshua Symons <vmcore@mysun.com> wrote:
> > > kcheckpass has to be 4755 or kdesktop_lock has to be 4755? by 
> > default> kcheckpass is 4755 on my box and it still doesn't work 
> > (passwd). It
> > > would be nice if kdesktop_lock could simply use a third party
> app,
> > > like
> > > say xlockmore.
> > > 
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> > > Joshua Symons &lt vmcore at mysun dot com &gt
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> > > 
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Paresh Pitalia <paresh_su@yahoo.com>
> > > Date: Monday, November 11, 2002 10:35 am
> > > Subject: Re: [kde-solaris] KCheckpass on Solaris 8
> > > 
> > > > Thanks Torsten
> > > > 
> > > > chmod 4755 worked !!
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > --- Torsten Kasch <tk@Genetik.Uni-Bielefeld.DE> wrote:
> > > > > 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
> > > > > 
> > > > > -- 
> > > > >    Torsten Kasch                              
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