Pam 0.72-26 critically broken
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Hi. I uploaded a version of PAM today that fails to minimally work.
If you install this package, the main PAM module (pam_unix) fails to
load. This means that login, su and other programs that ask for a
password all fail.
Needless to say this is a critical bug. A fixed version of the
package is now available at
http://incoming.debian.org/pam_0.72-27_i386.deb. This package will
replace the broken one in the Debian archive tomorrow afternoon.
You can gain single user access to your Debian system even with a
broken PAM by booting it with the init=/bin/sh argument. This should
allow you to mount the root filesystem read/write, bring up the
network, download a new package and install it.
Needless to say, I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused and
would be happy to help if you have any questions about repairing any
damaged systems. I will be more careful of my testing procedure in
the future and will avoid introducing errors after I have already
confirmed things work.
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