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Bug#657742: ITP: libpam-usb -- PAM module for authentication with removable USB block devices

On 28.01.2012 14:43, Alessio Treglia wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Alessio Treglia <alessio@debian.org>
> * Package name    : libpam-usb
>   Version         : 0.5.0
>   Upstream Author : Andrea Luzzardi <scox@sig11.org>
> * URL             : http://sf.net/projects/pamusb/
> * License         : GPL
>   Programming Lang: C, Python
>   Description     : PAM module for authentication with removable USB block devices
>  pam_usb provides hardware authentication for Linux using ordinary USB
>  Flash Drives. It works with any application supporting PAM, such as su,
>  any login manager (GDM, KDM), etc.
> I intend to reintroduce this in Debian since upstream woke up and made
> several important improvements to the PAM module.

If you are talking about pam_usb 0.5.0 as hosted on sf.net, then I'd
like to point out, that it still uses hal, which has been deprecated for
quite some time.
Please don't upload new software using hal when we are in the process of
getting rid of hal altogether [1].


[1] http://wiki.debian.org/HALRemoval

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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