[Buildroot] [git commit] system/skeleton: remove password expiration from shadow

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Mon Apr 1 11:13:16 UTC 2019

On 31/03/2019 15:17, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Hello Arnout,
> On Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:06:29 +0100
> Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout at mind.be> wrote:
>> commit: https://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=be8d11c7e55d8dfe395774c04a7a35b949aa6d97
>> branch: https://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=refs/heads/master
>> The fields in /etc/shadow were set as follows:
>> root::10933:0:99999:7:::
>> This sets the date of last password change to Jan 1, 2000, the minimum
>> password age to 0 days, the maximum password age to near-infinity, and a
>> warning period of 7 days. In practice, this means the password never
>> expires. So all of this is quite useless.
>> On the other hand, mkusers creates lines without all of these options.
>> It just sets ::::: which disables password expiration completely.
>> To make things consistent, do the same for the skeleton entries.
>> Signed-off-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout at mind.be>
> It seems like you applied your own patch here, but without replying to
> your original e-mail to say it was applied, and the patch state in
> patchwork was also not set to Accepted. Seems like you perhaps pushed
> it by mistake.

 I don't remember intentionally applying that patch... I guess it was still in
my repo and I failed to check what I was pushing... Sorry for that.


> Anyway, no big deal, I was about to apply it, and that's what made me
> discover that it was already applied :)
> Best regards,
> Thomas

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