Subject: Re: Jumping from 1.2.1 to {current}, passwd problems
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List: current-users
Date: 09/07/1998 12:02:19
In message <>, writes:
>Instead of upgrading 1.2.1 to current, I have decided to build a  
>bigger better box, Install went great, now I'm trying to move my  
>password files from 1.2.1 to this current release..  I move the  
>passwd and the pwdb's, but no-one can login less I re-enter password  
>manually.  Is there something so new in current that keeps it from  
>working?  Is there a solution rather than typing all of these  
>passwords in again? (over 3000 of them).

My solution for password migration has always been to use vipw; on
the "old" machine, vipw and save out the non-system accounts.  On the
new machine, vipw, read in that file, and let the system do the magic.