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login CHFN_AUTH error

Posted on 1997-03-20
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I just upgraded a bunch of packages onto my Linux-2.0.29
system. When I had completed the upgrade I now get a warning
>Linux 2.0.29 (homer) (ttyp0)

>configuration error - unknown item 'CHFN_AUTH' (notify administrator)

>homer.stone.oz.au login:

This happens on a getty/telnet etc. I would expect one
of my config files are now wrong (passwd, shadow etc) but
I cant see the problem
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CHFN_AUTH is contained in the file /etc/login.defs. I suppose one of the packages you installed changed that file, or you changed a program that uses /etc/login.defs.

If your /etc/login.defs does not contain CHFN_AUTH add a line like

CHFN_AUTH      yes

or if it does, comment that line out.

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