[RFC] Add CrackLib to Chapter 6 LFS
Justin R. Knierim
lfs at lfs-matrix.net
Thu Aug 4 23:53:22 PDT 2005
>I have not seen anyone say that a hint would be a bad move.
I am not sure if even a hint is needed, since it would be the worlds
shortest hint! ;) It would say "install cracklib from BLFS, install
shadow from LFS".
(from shadow-4.0.9 ./configure --help):
--with-libcrypt try to use libcrypt (default if found)
So if the user installed cracklib on their own, there are no changes to
shadow necessary, it should find it on its own (if I understand the
"default if found" correctly). The only reason BLFS has a flag for it
is to disable it since it is in PAM already.
So even a little note saying:
"If you would like to enforce strong passwords, you can install the
cracklib library from BLFS before compiling shadow."
would be enough IMO.
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