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Re: Is pamconfig-0.50-5 needed after upgrading to pam-0.57-4?



On Sat, 29 Mar 1997, Steve "Stevers!" Coile wrote:

> I just upgraded to pam-0.57-4 from Chris Gafton's RPM.  As expected,
> this package created /etc/pam.d and put a bunch of configuration files
> in there.  With /etc/pam.d there, do I still need /etc/pam.conf, or can I
> delete it?  Also, can I uninstall pamconfig-0.50-5 (included with RHL41)
> if /etc/pam.conf isn't needed?

Basically the /etc/pam.d/ config directory is the "next step" in PAM
development. For backward compatibility, /etc/pam.conf file is still
supported. But /etc/pam.d/ dir resolves a series of problems involved with
multiple packages needing to write to /etc/pam.conf. Thus, pamconfig will
disappear, I think (now every app can own its own conf file in
/etc/pam.d/)

Best wishes,
		Cristian Gafton
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Cristian Gafton                                    gafton@sorosis.ro
Computers & Communications Center              Network Administrator
http://www.sorosis.ro/~gafton                          Iasi, Romania
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