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mcserv and PAM was Re: Midnight Commander 4.6.1 has been released.

Subject: mcserv and PAM was Re: Midnight Commander 4.6.1 has been released.
From: Pavel Tsekov
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 14:04:20 +0300
Hello,

On Mon, 25 Jul 2005, christian laubscher wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 23, 2005 at 01:22:17PM -0400, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
>
> >     The changes since the last public release (4.6.0) are as follows:
> [...]
>
> an additional change seems to be that mcserv is not built the same way it
> used to be, up to 2004-10-07-16, at least.
>
> although i don't use pam, it's built with pam and dl now, whereas crypt
> was used before (slackware doesn't use pam).

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.
[...]

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.

In any case I think this should be made configurable i.e. the type of
authentication that's to be used by mcserv.
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