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Old 04-28-2010, 10:41 AM   #1
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Can I use Fedora 11 passwd, shadow, gshadow, group files in Fedora 12??

Hello all,

I recently mashed the passwd, shadow, gshadow, group files in my Fedora 12 installation. I was dumb and didn't take a copy of the originals and all I have is the originals from a Fedora 11 installation..

Can I substitute the F11 files into F12 and have it work properly?


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Old 04-28-2010, 03:15 PM   #2
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Dunno for sure but I think you should be able to use them with any linux distro using shadow files.
Old 04-28-2010, 06:05 PM   #3
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Could you try doing something like reinstalling coreutils with Yum? I don't know much about it.


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