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[Bug 212535] /etc/passwd disables root account



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https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=212535


Nicola Soranzo <nsoranzo tiscali it> changed:

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--- Comment #8 from Nicola Soranzo <nsoranzo tiscali it>  2008-09-25 20:34:19 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> I understand why rpm creates a .rpmnew file but I do not understand whether or
> not there are now changes, that should be made to /etc/passwd, should the "x"s
> in /etc/passwd now be changed to "*"s or not? (The answer imho is: no, since it
> makes it impossible to login as root), but if the "x"s should not be changed to
> "*"s, why are there "*"s in the new /etc/passwd(.rpmnew) file?

I also would like to know the answer to this (old) question, it's quite strange
default.

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