passwd chat problem
o.six at cahos.net
Fri Nov 30 05:51:05 GMT 2001
Phil Chambers <P.A.Chambers at exeter.ac.uk> wrote on 30.11.2001 12:59:28:
>I could not find any reference to this in the list archive.
>I am setting up SAMBA on an IRIX system. The passwd command does not say
>"Password changed" or similar at the end, it just ends. However, if the
>command fails for any reason (unable to get a lock on the passwd file, for
>example) it does report that.
>My problem is that I cannot see any way to get the passwd chat string to
>handle that situation. The chat string only covers the output expected
>when the command succeeds, so must end with "." because no output is
>produced when the password changes OK. That means that expect() in
>smbd/chgpasswd.c just returns after issuing the last string and does not
>wait to see if an error message is returned.
>This results in the SAMBA password being changed when the UNIX change
>Does anyone have a work-around for this?
>Phil Chambers (postmaster at exeter.ac.uk)
>University of Exeter
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how about creating a shell script around passwd and 'grep'ing the result?
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