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Old 06-17-2014, 09:18 AM   #1
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FreeBSD 10 PAM "chauthtok error", cannot change password. Anyone confirm?


Can anyone confirm that, on a default FreeBSD 10 i386 install, the PAM configuration is broken and will not allow you to change your password (i.e. it gives a message about a "chauthtok" error)?

Furthermore, does anyone know exactly what is wrong with PAM, so that I can fix it? I've seen no response on this from the FreeBSD devs, though others have posted about it; and I don't know anything about PAM's (obscure, finicky) configuration files.
 
Old 06-17-2014, 02:42 PM   #2
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Hmm. I didn't check the passwd file, so this might tbe the problem:

http://www.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lis...5-03/0064.html

Bug in the system tarballs maybe? I'll see.
 
Old 06-20-2014, 01:25 AM   #3
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Have you resolved?
 
Old 06-20-2014, 07:54 AM   #4
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Nope. But to be honest I haven't had much time to mess with *BSD lately.

To be honest, I've had no end of problems lately with all of the BSDs in virtual environments. FreeBSD 10 in particular is an offender; I've yet to even manage a successful install on either VM or real hardware. Which frankly is saying a lot, because if there is one thing I am not inexperienced at, it is doing manual installs of operating systems...

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Old 06-21-2014, 02:21 AM   #5
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I understand.
It's strange that you've problems with all *bsd system.
But are we talking about hw problems or stuff like configurations?
About PAM error, you should see into /var/log/auth.log for more info.
 
Old 06-23-2014, 01:52 PM   #6
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Thanks for pointing me to the log file, I'll check that out soonish.

And I'm talking about configuration stuff. Generally what I've seen is
- All three BSDs categorically refuse to run under Virtualbox as of current versions. (I'll have to see if KVM does better though.)
- FreeBSD 9.2 and 10.0 installers always exit with some error or other, on real or virtual hardware. (Could be bad images, but the consistency makes it seem unlikely to me.)
 
  


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