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Re: ITP or RFP pam-redhat or request to merge pam-redhat in pam

On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 03:54:00AM +0900, Fumitoshi UKAI wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to have pam-redhat [1], especially pam_console, in debian.
> It control permissions some devices when some user log in the system,
> so that the login user can access framebuffer or other device without
> any changes. For example, w3m-img need to read/write access /dev/fb0, 
> but it's default permission is root.video 0620.  To browse images with
> w3m-img, there are two ways for now. One is setuid, and the other is
> change permission of /dev/fb0.

pam_console should never enter Debian.  If you search the archives for
this list a little bit, you shold be able to find the explanation why.
One good message is:

Unless this has been addressed, which I don't think it has, the
security team will oppose inclusion of pam_console.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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