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From: Donny Davies <woodchip@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Cc: gentoo-user@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] New PAM/Shadow Rollout
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 01:23:57
Message-Id: 20020323125602.326F4531@gateway.arpeggio.lan
1 Hi devs/users,
3 We've just released a much anticipated upgrade to sys-libs/pam
4 and sys-apps/shadow. The new versions are now standard for
5 all profiles. Older versions have been masked out.
7 This gives us, /etc/pam.d/system-auth and various
8 other new pam modules. In addition we now make use of cracklib
9 for system password security. Existing packages providing an
10 /etc/pam.d file should be updated to make use of
11 gradually. Vice versa any new package providing a pam.d/ file
12 should try to make use of pam_stack'ed system-auth where at
13 all possible. This greatly simplifies pam configuration.
15 Please remember to update your /etc/pam.d files if you have
16 config file protection enabled. (you should!)
18 If you have passwd problems after installing, please reboot.
20 Cheers
21 Donny <woodchip@g.o>