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

Hi Steve,

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> 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.

Ahh. I see. Sorry for the noice.

Damit das Mögliche entsteht, muß immer wieder das Unmögliche versucht
werden.                                       (Hermann Hesse)

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