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From: Andrew Morgan (morgan_at_transmeta.com)
Date: Tue Sep 24 2002 - 13:23:03 CDT
There is a significant difference between building Linux-PAM and
building a distribution around it. For one thing, Red Hat and the other
distributions include their own modules - pam_stack.so is one of them.
In my experience, it is generally fine to simply type make install from
the Linux-PAM build tree, and overwrite parts but not all of the Red Hat
PAM install. However, I don't mind killing my system once in a while -
You shouldn't think of more recent versions of PAM as being necessarily
better. Don't underestimate the effort and time the distributions spend
getting everything to work together, I am often behind with some modules
feature wise, but I hope the library parts are bleading edge.
Phanidhar Koganti wrote:
> I am a newbie to PAM. I am planning to replace the PAM modules supplied
> by RedHat
> with the new PAM 0.77 version modules. The question i have is in the
> Redhat Linux
> it was using pam_stack.so.
> What does pam_stack.so do ? Can i replace pam_stack.so with equivalent
> module in 0.77
> I am trying to update my /etc/pam.d/* files.
> Thanks in advance.
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