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Mark Knecht wrote:
> OK, knowing as you all do that I'm a non-admin sort of person these
> sort of instructions - the
> 2 paragraphs at the end - scare me. I hate having to guess what anyone means.
> lightning pam.d # qfile -o /etc/pam.d/*
> lightning pam.d #
I was having the same problems earlier in the week. The solution is
actually pretty simple. The output above indicates that xdm and
gdmconfig aren't being used any longer - they're orphans. I just moved
the files elsewhere (for temporary safe-keeping), and upgraded PAM, and
there were no issues. All the files that used the obsolete functions
were upgraded some time ago apparently - but if you have a system that
has been upgraded year-after-year apparently there are orphan files that
date WAY back...
However, I agree that PAM is one of those things that everybody depends
on but otherwise seems to behave like black magic for most people. I've
yet to see a guide on PAM that actually makes it easy to understand.
(There are TONS of guides that ATTEMPT to make it easy to understand,
but every one I've seen falls far short). I considered it a major
accomplishment when I was able to hack my sshd PAM config to restrict
logins to a list of particular accounts...
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