[ubuntu-in] PAM and su

Venkatesh Nandakumar venkatesh88 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 12:56:19 BST 2009


2009/4/21 Onkar Shinde <onkarshinde at gmail.com>

> On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 10:25 PM, Venkatesh Nandakumar
> <venkatesh88 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > My sources.list file, of a 7.04 installation happened to be that of 8.10
> > accidentally, and an upgrade resulted in broken packages.
> > Now, from the terminal, an `su` does not ask for the passwd at all! Any
> > chances here?
> Have you tried 'sudo apt-get -f install' to fix broken packages?
> And I don't remember using 'su' on Ubuntu ever.
> Onkar
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apt-get install -f was not an option. Since I actually had to downgrade the
packages to set it correct. Finally, I took the config files (pam config
files) from another installation, running  the same old 7.04 and copied it
to my install, which set it right.

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