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passwd problem

Edit the password file (/etc/passwd) and empty the password field. It 
should have an x in it. Then log in as that user and try.
Also check permissions and ownership of /usr/bin/passwd:
-rwsr-xr-x   1 root     shadow      27920 Mar 11 05:50 /usr/bin/passwd 

"Anthony J. Gabrielson" wrote:
> Hello,
> 	I have a rather odd problem with passwd, root is the only user
> that can change passwds.  Here's an example of what happens if another
> user tries to change there passwd:
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
Boston Linux and Unix user group

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