[arch-general] Upgrading password hashes

Kevin Chadwick ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jul 12 06:35:07 EDT 2012

> It does. But is is still two steps. This isn't really a problem
> though, just out of curiosity.

Fair enough.

I don't understand the reason to want to do this, am I missing
something aside from why should the system stop you when it could just
warn you (similar to requirements for root). 

When upgrading to a stronger hash I have never tested if it stops you
from using the same password when the hashes are different because it
matches both but I expect, that would be how it works. Is that the
issue? In that usually you would expect a password change at upgrade
time but on a new install that may not be a consideration.


 Why not do something good every day and install BOINC.

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