[arch-dev-public] Deprecation of pam_unix2

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Mon Apr 16 14:20:14 UTC 2018

On 04/16/2018 07:24 AM, Bartłomiej Piotrowski via arch-dev-public wrote:
> On 2018-04-16 13:02, Bartłomiej Piotrowski via arch-dev-public wrote:
>> Hi team,
>> During libnsl rebuild heftig pointed out that we are shipping
>> pam_unix2 that has been dead upstream for a long time (to the point
>> that it's being built from our own mirror now). I'm also unwilling to
>> spend time to fix its configure.ac to make it build with libnsl and
>> libtirpc correctly.
>> Unless someone's life depends on it, I'd like to drop it from
>> repositories.
>> Bartłomiej
> (Note it's not packaged separately and ships as part of core/pam.)
> While on it, I'm dropping pam_unix_{acct,auth_passwd,session}.so
> symlinks from pam package that are also relics of the distant past.
> Bartłomiej

This reminds me we also have a request to drop pam_tally in our default
config, in favor of pam_tally2.


Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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