[arch-general] No login after update

Giancarlo Razzolini grazzolini at archlinux.org
Wed Aug 19 19:13:52 UTC 2020

Em agosto 19, 2020 16:02 Manuel Reimer escreveu:
> Hello,
> Some minutes ago I did a regular system update and after that decided to 
> reboot. After reboot I was unable to log into my system. After fiddling 
> a bit I rebooted to an Arch boot stick to find the following message in 
> pacman.log:
> [2020-08-19T20:42:55+0200] [ALPM] warning: /etc/pam.d/system-login 
> installed as
> /etc/pam.d/system-login.pacnew

The .pacnew should've been handled *before* rebooting.

> As this seemed to be a candidate that may cause login problems, I 
> deleted "system-login" and moved the ".pacnew" into place.
> After reboot I'm now able to log in again...
> IMHO something like this should not happen...
> Maybe it's worth a note on the Arch homepage that it is important to 
> move this pacnew into place before reboot?

This only affected you and whomever else changed system-login. It's not news
material. Also, if you're messing with PAM, you should be responsible for applying
the new stuff, otherwise it'll break, like it did for you.

Giancarlo Razzolini
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