Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#4596 closed defect (fixed)

Removing /etc/pam.d after Linux-Pam tests is hazardous

Reported by: Pierre Labastie Owned by: Pierre Labastie
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


The instructions of the current Linux-Pam page have that:

rm -rfv /etc/pam.d

after the test. This is very dangerous if shadow has already been compiled with PAM support, because you cannot login nor su anymore, so it is very likely that you get locked out of your system.

The only solution in this case is to recreate the /etc/pam.d files from a rescue system.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Pierre Labastie, 9 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book@… to Pierre Labastie
Status: newassigned

comment:2 by Pierre Labastie, 9 years ago

Also, the configuration files /etc/environment and in /etc/security are overwritten by "make install".

comment:3 by Pierre Labastie, 9 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed at rev 12622

comment:4 by bdubbs@…, 9 years ago

Milestone: current

Milestone current deleted

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