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Re: /etc/login.defs created as /etc/login.defs.rpmnew



On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 1:06 AM, Ed Greshko <Ed Greshko greshko com> wrote:
> Marcel Rieux wrote:
>> This message was issued while updating shadow-utils today. The weird thing is:
>>
>> ls -l /etc/login.defs.rpmnew
>> -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1475 2009-11-18 08:51 /etc/login.defs.rpmnew
>>
>> I did a research both on the fedoraproject and redhat sites and
>> there's nothing about what to do with this warning.
>>
>> Can somebody explain?
>>
>>
> These files (.rpmnew) are created when the default settings/information
> change.  They are also created to prevent over-writing configuration
> files that may have been changed by the administrator of the system.
>
> If you did a "diff" on those files you'd find out that the lines:
>
> # Use MD5 or DES to encrypt password? Red Hat use MD5 by default.
> MD5_CRYPT_ENAB no

I had:

# Use MD5 or DES to encrypt password? Red Hat use MD5 by default.
MD5_CRYPT_ENAB no

ENCRYPT_METHOD SHA512

So, the new file really doesn't change anything since encription was
already SHA512. If the defautl is MD5, maybe I changed this in an
interface. I don't remember.


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