Re: can't change password
On Sun, 23 Nov 1997, Paul wrote:
> hi everybody, somebody tried to change there by using the command passwd
> they entered their old password entered the new password twice as per
> usual but came up with this error
> Cannot change ID to root.
> I am using shadow passwords on my system. Any insight would be greatly
> if you need more information please email me.
I think your /usr/bin/passwd might not be setuid. Check if it looks like
$ ls -l /usr/bin/passwd
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 27992 Sep 27 03:46 /usr/bin/passwd
Note the 's' on the fourth position. If there is something else on the
fourth position you should do
# chmod 4755 /usr/bin/passwd
as root and try again.
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