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Old 08-15-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
kunger
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Permissions on the password database may be too restrictive.


Hello,

I need to modify the nsswitch.conf file on a new SLES 10 install before I install an application as follows:
passwd: file
shadow: file
group: file
but when I do I can no longer su to root or iniate a new root gui session. I'm OK with just the passwd and group and keep shadow commented out, so it appears tht the shadow causes the messages. I've seen other posts, and checked authorities on /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow but not really seeing a resolution to this. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 08-16-2010, 08:06 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by kunger View Post
Hello,

I need to modify the nsswitch.conf file on a new SLES 10 install before I install an application as follows:
passwd: file
shadow: file
group: file
but when I do I can no longer su to root or iniate a new root gui session. I'm OK with just the passwd and group and keep shadow commented out, so it appears tht the shadow causes the messages. I've seen other posts, and checked authorities on /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow but not really seeing a resolution to this. Any help would be appreciated.
I am little bit familiar with SUSE so might be this solution not work

just change your nsswitch.conf and enter "files" instead of "file"

Code:
passwd:  files
shadow:  files
group:  files

Hope this will help...
 
Old 08-16-2010, 08:42 AM   #3
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Thank you!

That resolved the problem. I guess not all SW vendors are up to speed on Linux syntax!
 
  


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