I recently installed the security patch on a 4.25D machine and now I am
trying to use xdm with X windows on that machine. xdm gives me a
“incorrect passwd” and won’t let me log in. I am able to log in
normally via other means.
The O’Reilly X sys admin book says that xdm uses “the same” security
stuff as login and passwd, which were replaced in the security patch.
Does anyone know if “the same” here means “the same techniques/code” or
“the same binaries (login)?” In other words, does xdm access the shadow
file directly or does xdm call the login utility to check the shadow
file? If it’s the first one, then I am going to need a copy of xdm
compiled with the crypt fix. If it’s the second, then I have some other