Re: [PAM] Should `ssh' depend on `libpwdb'?
On Mon, May 31, 1999 at 08:12:33PM +0000, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
> I think I remember reading in one of these mailing lists that the PAM
> `libpwdb' is deprecated, and should not be used, since it bypasses the
> normal "nsswitch" mechanism in glibc. Is this true?
AFAIR yes. And why would a program depend directly on libpwdb? It should be
wrapped through PAM, shouldn't it?
> I tried to uninstall it, but found that `ssh' and `ssh2' depend on it.
> Shouldn't they be configured to use the normal "unix" auth plugins?
> Is this a "bug" against `ssh' and `ssh2'? (Should I file it?)
I would say so. IIRC Ben Collins has taken maintainership of libpam. He should