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FS#19207 - [shadow] /etc/login.defs doest not recognize GETPASS_ASTERISKS option

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Ricardo A. Moura Rubio (ricardomoura) - Thursday, 22 April 2010, 02:27 GMT
Last edited by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Sunday, 26 June 2011, 16:59 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Aaron Griffin (phrakture)
Thomas B├Ąchler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


"GETPASS_ASTERISKS" not recognized as a valid option.

If we uncomment GETPASS_ASTERISKS in /etc/login.defs and set it to '1' (show *'s in password field) next time we log in the following error message show up:

configuration error - unknown item 'GETPASS_ASTERISKS' (notify administrator)

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Closed by  Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Sunday, 26 June 2011, 16:59 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  fixed in shadow- in testing

The login.defs config file is provided by us so not need to submit a bug upstream.
Comment by Julian Knauer (jpk) - Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 22:05 GMT
This feature isn't supported since the login has been replaced with PAM.
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Friday, 04 March 2011, 05:13 GMT
Maybe it should be removed from the file then. Please file a bug report upstream: