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Re: Shouldn't desktop environments use *term -ls? (Re: The best recommendation [...])

On Fri, 2002-07-12 at 09:34, Manfred Wassmann wrote:
> Either pam_env.so isn't run or it doesn't work.

I suspect (but haven't checked) in some window managers that PAM
authentication occurs in a separate process (like the new feature in

Hence any changes PAM modules make to the current process will be
discarded when the authentication process exits.

If this is the case, its not really a bug, more just another limitation
in PAM.
Brian May <bam@snoopy.apana.org.au>

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