[arch-dev-public] PAM config rework

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Mon Jun 4 11:57:20 EDT 2012

On Sat, Jun 02, 2012 at 07:42:20PM -0400, Dave Reisner wrote:
> Hey all,
> I'll be pushing a package into testing this weekend by the name of
> 'pambase'. The name and basis for this package comes from Gentoo. I'd
> like for this to live in [core] and become a dependency of PAM (as well
> as absorb /etc/pam.d/other).
> pambase will provide a few common PAM configuration files which other
> services can draw from (essentially implementing an ancient FS [1]). For
> example, it shrinks a useful /etc/pam.d/login down to the following:
>   auth       required     pam_securetty.so
>   auth       include      system-local-login
>   account    include      system-local-login
>   session    include      system-local-login
> In the short term, util-linux will be rebuilt to enable binaries from
> its login-utils subdirectory: login, chfn, chsh, vigr, vipw, and newgrp.
> They'll disappear from shadow, and I suspect that over time, more of
> shadow's utils will re-appear in util-linux (with the benefit of a more
> active and responsive maintainer/community).
> In the long term, other utilities are encouraged to adopt these common
> PAM files.
> Until I actually release the package, I've left a source tarball on
> gerolde, for interested parties to review [2].
> Cheers,
> Dave
> [1] https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/17188
> [2] http://dev.archlinux.org/~dreisner/pambase-20120602-1.src.tar.gz

Since there were no objections, I've rebuilt PAM and added pambase to

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