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    SubjectThe Shadow Password Conundrum
    Okay, step by step.

    1) In order to use 2.2.x, I have to update a plethora of system
    utilities.

    2) Among them, the ones included in util-linux (including login, passwd
    and others).

    3) The util-linux README (newest version) says it doesn't support shadow
    paswords! (Using /etc/passwd is not acceptable for me.)

    4) I could install, over util-linux, the Shadow Password Suite found at

    ftp://i17linuxb.ists.pwr.wroc.pl/pub/linux/shadow

    but is it safe? There's a July 98 version deemed stable, and a December
    98 version deemed "development". None of them ever mentions kernel 2.2
    or the newest version of util-linux.

    What do I do?

    And what's the reasoning behind not supporting shadow passwords in
    util-linux?

    Thanx 4 listening,
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