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Randy McMurchy randy at
Tue Jul 4 08:28:03 PDT 2006

Dan Nicholson wrote these words on 07/04/06 10:21 CST:

> I'm working on a diff to the Linux-PAM page now for pam_console. Would
> you like me to make changes for ${sbindir} and setuid unix_chkpwd, or
> do you want to discuss it more?

Are you saying that pam_console requires unix_chkpwd to be in /sbin?

If so, then pam_console needs to be patched. unix_chkpwd is not a
program designed to be run from the command line. It has no business
being in /sbin.

Additionally, how exactly are you changing the PAM instructions to
include a mention for pam_console? Keep in mind, that only on rare
occasions would we recommend to using something not provided by the


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