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Re: authentication problem (PAM?)

This one time, at band camp, Alex Malinovich said:
> On Mon, 2002-09-30 at 12:04, Stephen Gran wrote:
> > This one time, at band camp, Alex Malinovich said:
> > > I'm not sure if this is really the culprit, but all fingers seem to
> > > point this way. I just did an update (using experimental, yes I know
> > > this is to be expected :) and now my GDM logins are broken. I keep
> > > getting a Authentication Error when I try to log in with any user.
> > > /etc/pam.d/login and /etc/pam.d/passwd were changed during the update,
> > > but I've tried rolling back the changes with no success. Any
> > > suggestions on what to start checking? (I know this is sparse on
> > > details but I don't know where to find any more details. Any pointers
> > > are appreciated.)
> > > 
> > > -Alex
> > 
> > It sounds like you installed the pam from experimental as well.  You
> > don't need it, so dump it.  Download the pam modules from your regular
> > distribution (sid, I'm guessing), and install with dpkg -i (maybe
> > --force-downgrade as well).  There is a bunch of pam stuff in
> > experimental, and from the talk on -devel, it's not so stable. 
> Unfortunately I'm using gdm2 which depends on libpam0g >= 0.75. Sid
> currently has 0.72-35. Is there some way to roll back to the version
> that USED to be in experimental? (Or at least some version after 0.75
> since Sid is still as 0.72?) TIA.
> -Alex

Where did you get the gdm2 package?  I don't even see it in experimental
yet.  If you got sources from somewhere else, try (totally untested -
maybe write to maintainer first?) changing the version dependency on PAM
to the sid version.  IIRC, I got the sources and compiled to .deb
locally some months ago, and had no problem running against the PAM from
unstable, but I didn't have to do any hacking on debian/control, either
- the dependencies were fine as is.  Sadly, I uninstalled and dumped the
.deb, otherwise I could just send it to you.

Good luck,

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