Re: comments on PAM.
On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 02:51:12PM -0500, Sam Hartman wrote:
> Speaking as PAM maintainer, I will not accept new patches for
> portability to the Debian PAM 0.72 packages. We're already too far
> out of date with regard to upstream. If patches are submitted I'll
> ask people to redo them after I get 0.75 packages ready and close the
Sure, sounds sane.
> So, if PAM becomes part of your critical path, volunteering to help do
> the work necessary to move to the new upstream would be better than
> writing patches against the current code.
> I'm not trying to be difficult; Debian on a BSD kernel is something I
> care a lot about (although I have limited time to work on it). I'm
> simply trying to avoid getting in a situation where the upgrade path
> for PAM is more impossible than it already is.
I've been playing with PAM today without complete success - I'll try again
with 0.75 once it appears. It's certainly not vital for the moment.
Matthew Garrett | email@example.com