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Re: can't change my password

On Mon, Jun 03, 2002 at 12:10:45AM +0200, Marco Herrn wrote:
> when trying to change my password with passwd I get the following error:
> marco@lurkabove:~$ passwd
> Changing password for marco
> (current) UNIX password:
> passwd: Critical error - immediate abort
> After entering my current pw it waits for 2 seconds then the error
> message appears.
> The same happens when trying that as root. Not even root itself can
> change its password.

I now found, where the problem is, but I don't understand it.
I recently changed my /etc/pam.d/passwd from

  password required  pam_unix.so nullok obscure min=4 max=8 md5


  password required  pam_cracklib.so retry=3 minlen=6 difok=3
  password required  pam_unix.so use_authtok nullok md5

When changing back to the first I _can_ change my passwords.

Where is the problem? I _do_ have libpam-cracklib installed.
Did I forget to configure something?

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absolutely everything about nothing.

Marco Herrn             herrn@gmx.net
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