> Try using the x command (an Hurdish su, but I don'r remeber if it is
> installed by default), you should be able to get the lovely
> authentication failure message there. =) To find the bug though you
> should compile things with debugging symbols and run the evil programs
> in gdb.
I assume you mean the password server with the evil program. The password
server is the one who dies and needs to be debugged. I don't see any changes to
the password server and its interfaces in CVS... I think another debian package
caused this, I remember a change to /etc/passwd or something like that. (This
is just a guess, but I hope it helps :)).