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Re: Locked out of Hurd installation

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 06:08:21PM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> apparently crosshurd sets x in the passwd field and doesn't build a
> shadow file indeed.  

Well, AFAICT it copies over /usr/share/base-passwd/passwd.master and
then runs shadowconfig on.  We had trouble with the latter not working
in the past.

> Does anybody know why it doesn't just set an empty password by default

It was my understanding that if the above goes right, an empty root
password will be the result.

> (or maybe better, prompt for one and use mkpasswd)?

The latter would certainly be an option.


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