[arch-general] PAM 1.3.1 -> 1.5.1 did pam_tally get removed?

Ben Oliver ben at bfoliver.com
Mon Feb 22 13:13:57 UTC 2021

On 2021-02-22 13:58:36, Anton Hvornum via arch-general wrote:
>That would answer my issue yesterday, but raises another question.
>What dictates if something is worthy of being put on the bulletin
>board on the main website?
>I added 2FA way back when to /etc/pam.d/system-login and that meant
>that pacman placed a .pacnew file alongside the modified system-login
>(as expected) on upgrade.
>But the notification about this got lost in the sea of packages which
>is on me of course. But seeing as this is a modification to a system
>critical file can (and did) cause a complete lockout of accounts on
>the machine due to `auth    required` being the keywords put in place.
>I would have expected this to be on the bulletin board about possible
>manual intervention required.

These days I don't pacman -Syu, I have a script that:

- checks the news
- runs -Syu
- runs pacdiff

It's saved me a lot of hassle, but doesn't catch everything.

For me, I would use an option that allowed pacman to 'pause' on messages (like 
post install stuff) to give me time to read them.

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