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Old 02-12-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
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PAM & chfn failure

I'm trying to install logcheck, and this is what happens. I'm also confused as to why for some package installs it asks for root password even if I'm already logged in as root.

root@Kate:~# apt-get install logcheck
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/77.3 kB of archives.
After this operation, 156 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously deselected package logcheck.
(Reading database ... 219524 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking logcheck (from .../logcheck_1.3.13_all.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up logcheck (1.3.13) ...
chfn: PAM authentication failed
dpkg: error processing logcheck (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
configured to not write apport reports
                                      Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Old 02-13-2011, 03:29 PM   #2
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Have you tried using your standard user password? And just curious, what distro are you running?


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