Help: Library missing?

Darrin M. Gorski dgorski at
Wed Sep 10 13:05:53 GMT 1997

The latest Slackware install uses shadow passwords.


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Darrin M. Gorski, Research Computer Systems Network Support
Scientific Research Laboratories, Ford Motor Company
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On Wed, 10 Sep 1997, Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote:

> At 05:22 AM 9/10/97 +1000, Hiran Chaudhuri wrote:
> >Forgive me!
> Luke: Got this one.
> >I know it's a bit offtopic, but...
> Not a problem...
> >While compiling Samba (latest) under Linux, I found out that I need a lib
> >called libshadow for the shadow password suite. But in which packet is
> >that? Could not find it on the harddrive, even after installing the source
> >of the shadow packet.
> First off, what version of Linux and from which distribution? Some
> distributions don't give you latest shadow source.
> Secondly, you should have a /usr/lib/libshadow.a  on your disk, or you
> aren't actually using shadow passwords. It should be in a */lib/ somewhere.
> If nothing else it should be in the build directory for the shadow suite
> (in my case is condor:/usr/local/src/shadow-970616/lib/libshadow.a ). If it
> isn't in either /lib or /usr/lib then you are not actually using shadows.
> If you aren't running shadow suite then read the following areas in the
> /usr/local/samba/docs/samba.faq;
> line      Description.
> ----      --------------
> 179:     * Linux with shadow passwords
> 180:     * Linux without shadow passwords
> Then you should read the dox on the shadow suite. If you are not allowing
> strangers on your system then I wouldn't bother with shadows. Life might be
> easier if you didn't. If you are only supporting users whom do not have a
> shell account anyway then, why bother? Unless, of course, you are silly
> enough to share out /etc. I do that but, I have a trusted LAN environment
> and even I need a passwd to get into it AND I run shadows. But then, I
> allow shell accounts from outside my Inet Domain. 
> You might also want to look at 
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