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Re: Bug#173522: ITP: pamconf -- PAM configuration framework for Debian

On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 10:12:39AM +0100, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 04:26:23PM +0900, Masato Taruishi wrote:

> >  Pamconf provides debconf questions for configuring
> >  PAM configurations. It manages several PAM services.
> >  You can share PAM configurations on several Debian
> >  systems by sharing debconf questionts. This makes
> >  it easy to administrate several Debian systems with
> >  the same PAM policy.

> 	How is configuration handled? Is this package going to
> change the PAM configuration for, for example, the Samba module? [0]
> Isn't this against policy? [1]

> [0] $ dpkg -S /etc/pam.d/samba
> samba-common: /etc/pam.d/samba
> [1] http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-files.html#s-config-files

Also, has this been discussed with the PAM maintainer?  Sam has indicated
to me that he believes Debian's handling of common PAM config needs to be
improved, but I would expect that to require fixes within the libpam0g
package before anything else.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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