Re: mcserv / slackware / shadow
- From: christian laubscher <christian laubscher tiscalinet ch>
- To: mc gnome org
- Subject: Re: mcserv / slackware / shadow
- Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 08:58:50 +0200
On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 03:09:13PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
I have removed support for the old-style Linux-only shadow library. It
seems to be completely obsolete. glibc provides an alternative, more
standard API (look for "System Databases and Name Service Switch" in the
What is left in mcserv is PAM and plain crypt on the result of getpwnam().
If you are using shadow passwords, you should be using PAM. HAVE_PAM
should be defined in config.h if the configure script could find it.
oh - that's why...
If you are using shadow passwords without PAM and you want to use mcserv,
then you are welcome to implement reading shadow passwords using NSS
instead of getpwnam().
oh well - i wouldn't fear the programming so much, but i surely never
could cope with the configuration automatisms and the ensueing
conditional compiles... :-(
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