> The following line from acinclude.m4 should explain the situation better:
> dnl MC_MCSERVER_CHECKS
> dnl Check how mcserver should check passwords.
> dnl Possible methods are PAM, pwdauth and crypt.
> dnl The later works with both /etc/shadow and /etc/passwd.
> dnl If PAM is found, other methods are not checked.
oh - i see!
although - i never quite understood the ac* things. :-(
> I guess for some reason you didn't have PAM installed in the past and now
> you have it, configure detects it and mcserv is built with PAM support.
well - not quite, i think.
it was detected in 2004-10-07-16, methinks (that's why i made those files
(log/build) also available at the indicated url).
> In any case I think this should be made configurable i.e. the type of
> authentication that's to be used by mcserv.
this would help me some, although i succeeded doing it manually; other
people, less daring, wouldn't choose my way... ;-)
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