[oe] root login over serial port using shadow

Marcin Juszkiewicz marcin at juszkiewicz.com.pl
Wed Mar 17 14:49:26 UTC 2010

Dnia środa, 17 marca 2010 o 14:37:25 Eric Bénard napisał(a):
> Hi,
> for the followinf, the distro in Angstrom.
> When using shadow as the IMAGE_LOGIN_MANAGER, login doesn't work as root
> over the serial port if a password is set for root and whatever the
> setting done under securretty or /etc/security or /etc/login.defs
> The problem is the following :
> inittab says :
> S:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 ttyS0
> getty is using /bin/login as a default. But /bin/login is a link to
> busybox thus when login on the serial port, busybox's login will be used
> and not shadow's login which is at /usr/bin/login
> changing inittab to :
> S:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 ttyS0 -l /usr/bin/login
> solves the problem.
> Now the question : what is the right way to tell the shadow package to
> replace /bin/login of busybox by its proper /usr/bin/login when it's
> installed ?

You need this commit as it moves login to /bin/ dir:

commit b3045d2a282ef408f599d9a722df61e85ef636b5
Author: Koen Kooi <koen at openembedded.org>
Date:   Fri Mar 5 11:33:36 2010 +0100

    shadow: use u-a on binaries that conflict with util-linux-ng

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