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Re: compiling shadow against libpam



On Tue, Jun 04, 2002 at 12:02:34PM +0200, Thorsten Kukuk wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 04, Tony den Haan wrote:

> > i'm still having trouble building shadow-4.0.3 against libpam. configure
> > will simply bail out when detecting libpam_misc. this because libpam_misc
> > in turn needs libpam. this can be "fixed" by patching the configure
> > script, but i rather see a proper solution, which i suppose would be
> > somewhere in configure.ac or something.  

> In Linux-PAM, libpam_misc schould be linked against libpam. That is
> a minor Linux-PAM bug which has no real effect in practice, because
> everybody using libpam_misc also uses libpam.

In what sense is this a bug?  libpam_misc depends on several functions
that are provided by libpam; therefore, it's appropriate to have this
library linked against libpam, and application maintainers should cope
with this sanely.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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