I'm playing with a rather old, heavily customized Linux installation (based on Debian etch, running on a Netgear ReadyNAS device).
Recently I've switched from
Now I'd like to switch back due to authentication problems with the Apache server, because
mod_auth_shadow is not installed and I'm hesitant to install it.
As an additional complication:
pwunconv does not exist either.
I have a backup, but it's old and I have been installing a lot of packages since it was taken. I also have the option of doing a factory reset, but that will mean I lose the RAID configuration which I do not want.
What steps would I need to take to go back to regular passwd-based password authentication rather than shadow passwords?