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Old 01-19-2010, 04:55 AM   #1
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Question Unable to use mkpasswd on RHEL 5.0


hi, friends
i am unable to use mkpasswd on RHEL5.0, can any one suggest me how to get it working?
i guess there must be some package responsible for this command, any ideas? please suggest
 
Old 01-19-2010, 07:53 AM   #2
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I use CentOS 5.4 which is roughly equal to RHEL 5.0. And, I can run mkpasswd with no errors:
Code:
$ mkpasswd
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To determine what package provides mkpasswd, I believe you can do:
Code:
rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/mkpasswd
If you are getting an error or something, please post that and maybe someone might know the answer.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 12:41 AM   #3
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[root@station137 ~]# rpm -q --whatprovides mkpasswd
no package provides mkpasswd

[root@station137 ~]# mkpasswd
bash: mkpasswd: command not found


these are errors
 
Old 01-20-2010, 12:52 AM   #4
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What do you need this for? A workaround could be
Code:
echo plaintext_passwd | passwd --stdin $user
This accepts a non-encrypted passwd and updates the $user's /etc/passwd (/etc/shadow in fact) rec with the encrypted version.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 01:02 AM   #5
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Check and try to install 'expect' package if it's not installed. Notice that /usr/bin/mkpasswd and /usr/sbin/mkpasswd are different. Beside, you can try the makepasswd.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 07:42 AM   #6
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This is what I found when I did a rpm query for mkpasswd:
expect-5.43.0-5.1

So, as mentioned by quanta, install the "expect" language and mkpasswd should come along with it.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 01:07 PM   #7
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Thank you friends!!
well i have found except package on my system and installed it, now thing is working.
thank you for all your support

well my problems was solved by installing expect package. So this topic can me closed now
any ways if anyone want to comment or provide more info would be welcomed []

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