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Re: Small problems with Sarge net-install

Loïc Minier wrote:

Art Edwards <edwardsa@icantbelieveimdoingthis.com> - Fri, Sep 24, 2004:

My original problem was with md5. Can anyone tell me how to turn on md5 AFTER

bee% grep -i md5 /var/cache/debconf/config.dat
Name: console-data/bootmap-md5sum
Template: console-data/bootmap-md5sum
Name: passwd/md5
Template: passwd/md5

But "dpkg-reconfigure passwd" only prompts for shadow passwords, not
for MD5 versus Crypt.  It seems MD5 is the default now, and the
changelog confirms this:
shadow (1:4.0.3-19) unstable; urgency=low
  * "No really, assume md5 passwords". Closes: #223664

(Have a look at #223664 if you want more details.)


[ I am not subscribed to debian-user@. ]
Thanks very much for the response. You are right. md5 (and shadow) are defaults. My problem had been that I could not get autofs to work properly. With a barebones install, things like portmap, nfs-common and some other crucial item(s) are not installed. This was important because I was building beowulf nodes and they needed the rsa-keys in .ssh so that ssh could be automatic for mpich. I don't know exactly what I did, but after a couple of base-config's the system suddenly downloaded about 30-50 packages and autofs simply started to work properly.

Another suggestion that I might be willing to work on with some help would be to develop a task beowulf-node, that would download some agreed-upon set of packages (ssh, all of the things that make autofs work transparently, mpich, the important compilers blas-dev and lapack-dev, etc.)

I was really surprised to find that mpich depends on things like xfree86-common, defoma, a bunch of font packages, etc. Can anyone demystify me about this?

Art Edwards

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