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Bug 146659 - [PATCH] line continuation character handling
[PATCH] line continuation character handling
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: authconfig (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-01-31 11:12 EST by Garrett Comeaux
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: authconfig-5.0.0-1
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2005-09-08 09:11:15 EDT
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Patches authinfo.c to "assemble" a line before processing it. (2.48 KB, patch)
2005-01-31 11:18 EST, Garrett Comeaux
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Description Garrett Comeaux 2005-01-31 11:12:55 EST
Description of problem:
The PAM(8) man page says that each rule is "typically placed on a
single line, but may be extended with an escaped end of line."
Authconfig parses PAM configuration files, but it does not seem
to recognize or honor any portion of a rule which follows the
line continuation character.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add several options to a rule line such as pam_unix:
   password  required  pam_unix.so  nullok \
                                    use_authtok \
                                    md5 shadow remember=7
2. Run authconfig and note that it doesn't see any options
   on "continued" portions of the line.
Actual results:
No options on "continued" portions of the line are recognized (MD5,
shadow, etc.)

Expected results:
Authconfig should recognize and process all arguments, as per

Additional info:
I'm attaching a patch file which corrects the problem.  The patch
was created against the authconfig-4.6.8 src rpm, but the code
was very straightforward and could(should?) apply to any version.
Comment 1 Garrett Comeaux 2005-01-31 11:18:13 EST
Created attachment 110443 [details]
Patches authinfo.c to "assemble" a line before processing it.

One function, _assemble_line, is added to authinfo.c. Then in authInfoReadPAM,
_assemble_line is called to fill a buffer with the complete rule line. So, it
pieces together the first portion of the line with all "continued" portions.
password required pam_unix.so nullok \
password required pam_unix.so nullok	   md5
Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2005-08-23 10:00:07 EDT
Thanks for the patch, however authconfig is being rewritten in Python.

I'll fix this bug in the rewrite anyway.
Comment 3 Tomas Mraz 2005-09-08 09:11:15 EDT
Should be fixed now.

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