[Buildroot] Strange error when set root password in buildroot

Woody Wu narkewoody at gmail.com
Fri Jul 26 09:31:19 UTC 2013


On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 10:25:38AM +0200, Thomas De Schampheleire wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 4:42 AM, Woody Wu <narkewoody at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Today I just set the root password in buildroot. Then I got strange
> > error when building:
> >
> > /usr/bin/sed -i -e 's,^root:[^:]*:,root:usage: mkpasswd [args] [user]   where arguments are:     -l #      (length of password, default = 9)     -d #      (min # of digits, default = 2)     -c #      (min # of lowercase chars, default = 2)     -C #      (min # of uppercase chars, default = 2)     -s #      (min # of special chars, default = 1)     -v        (verbose, show passwd interaction)     -p prog   (program to set password, default = passwd):,' /home/woody/src/buildroot-2013.05/output/target/etc/shadow
> > /usr/bin/sed: -e expression #1, char 109: unknown option to `s'
> > make: *** [target-root-passwd] Error 1
> >
> > What's the problem? Thanks.
> 
> It seems that the mkpasswd on your system is not the same type as
> buildroot expects.
> Buildroot runs mkpasswd with '-m <method>', which does not seem to be
> present on your mkpasswd.
> 
> What Linux system is this?
> What is the output of:
> which mkpasswd
> and
> mkpasswd -V
> 
> (I think the latter will not work in your case anyway, in my case it's:
> 
> $ mkpasswd -V
> mkpasswd 5.0.19
> 

sorry, now I understand what you mean.  My linux is slackware linux, the
mkpasswd located in /usr/bin/mkpasswd, which even don't support -V or
--version to check its version number. And, yes, you are right, my
'mkpasswd' does not recognize '-m' option.

Thank you very much!  And, is there a work around?

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