Bug 134655 - pam_env requires /etc/environment to exist
pam_env requires /etc/environment to exist
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
David Lawrence
: 133564 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 134551
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Reported: 2004-10-05 09:55 EDT by David Juran
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-10-05 23:51:20 EDT
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Description David Juran 2004-10-05 09:55:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
pam_env, which is by default called from system_auth, requires the
file /etc/environment to exist. This file however is not part of the
distribution. Therefor it is e.g. not possible to do rsh to the system.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. rsh ams
Critical error - immediate abort
rlogin: connection closed.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2004-10-05 14:16:12 EDT
Can you give a bit more information on how you determined that
/etc/enviroment was needed by pam_env? Does this show up as an error
when it tried to run?
Comment 2 David Juran 2004-10-05 14:54:55 EDT
A quick look in the sourcecode for pam gave me the hint that this was
the case. And then
touch /etc/environment
remedied the problem (-:
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2004-10-05 23:51:20 EDT
This is fixed in current setup packages.
Comment 6 Tomas Mraz 2004-10-08 03:53:48 EDT
*** Bug 133564 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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