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Re: RFC: dropping Linux capabilities support from pam_limits (bug #440130)

On Mon, Sep 03, 2007 at 05:45:12PM +0000, Jörg Sommer wrote:

> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> > For a long time, the Debian pam package has been carrying a local patch to
> > add support for Linux capabilities in pam_limits.  While catching up on bug
> > triage work on the package, I've come to the conclusion that this
> > functionality is broken, useless, and that no one actually uses it;

> Sorry for this, maybe stupid, question, but how else can I change the
> limits for an user? I see no other way than wrap the login shell with a
> script that sets the limits.

This was about dropping support for *Linux capabilities* in pam_limits, not
about dropping pam_limits.

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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