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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