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Re: PAM release status

On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 02:13:10PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:

> On Sun, 4 Apr 2004, Sam Hartman wrote:
> > The down side of this proposal is that if  the user somehow aborts the
> > upgrade between running the preinst and the  upgrade completing, they
> > will have md5 passwords disabled.  I think that's acceptable, because
> > when they do eventually upgrade to sarge, the md5 passwords will be
> > enabled again.
> No, that would be a bug in your maintainer scripts.  There are rollback
> options.

Yes, and they should be used, but they cannot be guaranteed to be called
under all circumstances (e.g., dpkg receives a fatal signal), so the system
should still be functional if at all possible.  In this case, it only
affects changing passwords, so I think that there is no disaster in any

 - mdz

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