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Re: statically linking pam

Thanks for the quick response.  Even though it is a little
discouraging, its helpful to know where things stand.  If I manage to
get this working I will try to post any procedures or diffs to the
list.  Incidentally, this is need on a Cray X1E which doesn't support
dynamic libraries (it likely never will).  PAM is useful not just for
its dynamic aspects, but also because its a well defined standard that
many authentication mechanisms have working implementations (ldap,
radius, etc).

Thanks again,


On 12/27/05, Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk suse de> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 27, Shane Canon wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I am attempting to build the pam library so that it can be statically
> > linked with applications.  (This is needed for an architecture that
> > doesn't support dynamically linked libraries).  I have tried this with
> > both older versions (0.7x) and the latest (0.99).  I keep running into
> > problems.  Is this configuration a part of any regression tests?
> It is not. Since all modern architectures supports dynamic loading
> and static linking is a very bad idea on this, nobody takes care
> about this.
> > I need both libpam and the standard set of modules.  From what I can
> > gather, this should "supported", but I'm not having much luck.
> It is not supported. The hooks are still there, somebody only needs
> to look at it and try to fix it. But that's not trivial.
>   Thorsten
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