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Re: PAM release status

On Sun, 04 Apr 2004 19:44:26 -0400
Sam Hartman <hartmans@debian.org> wrote:
>     David> On Sun, 4 Apr 2004 16:28:51 -0400 (EDT)
>     David> Sam Hartman <hartmans@debian.org> wrote:
>     >> 1) PAM upgrades from woody force users to answer a dpkg
>     >> conffile question.
>     David> I don't mind. And the solution suggested seems error-prone
>     David> and difficult for a user to easily understand.
> The behavior without the solution is difficult for users to
> understand.

You're saying that *conffile* prompts are difficult for an admin to
understand? Are you sure these folk are using Debian?

Just wanted to inject a bit of realism :) See below.

> I think you should justify why you believe the proposed solution is
> error-prone; I don't really see that.

Okay, but before I do that, could you answer a few questions?

1) What is the default for Woody? MD5 passwords or non-MD5 passwords?
(And by default, I mean "when they're asked in the installation, which
is the default answer?)
2) When you say 'if the md5sum of /etc/pam.d/other matches ...', do you
mean 'for each configuration file in /etc/pam.d/, if it matches the
md5sum of ...'?

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