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Re: Bits from the release team: the plans for etch

On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 08:13:12AM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Oct 2005 10:23:24 +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen
> <pere@hungry.com> wrote:
> >[Steve Langasek]
> >> This seems like an opportune time for someone to write a config
> >> interface for /etc/pam.d/common-*, so that we have a generally
> >> useful means of enabling other PAM modules as well.

> >Good idea.  We need a better way to enable LDAP and NIS authentication
> >then to tell every admin to edit the files themselves.

> If so, we need an adduser interface which properly handles LDAP and
> NIS. This is something that our current adduser does not do, and the
> corresponding bugs are open for many years.

That doesn't really follow; the principle need for the adduser tool in such
environments is adduser --system, which one typically wants to have
operating on the local passwd database and *not* on LDAP or NIS directories.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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