Bug 1822209 - remove pam_console dependency in xorg-x11-server
Summary: remove pam_console dependency in xorg-x11-server
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-server
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 2166692
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-04-08 13:52 UTC by Iker Pedrosa
Modified: 2023-03-02 15:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2023-03-02 15:30:54 UTC
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Description Iker Pedrosa 2020-04-08 13:52:59 UTC
Description of problem: pam_console is mostly broken and needs to be deleted. This package has some dependencies with it that have to be removed beforehand. I have found that at least xserver.pamd depends on pam_console but please check for any other hidden dependency.

Comment 2 Adam Jackson 2020-07-08 19:59:23 UTC
How in the modern world does one prevent a non-console user from launching Xorg?
What API do I query to discover whether this should be allowed?

Comment 3 Iker Pedrosa 2020-07-15 09:43:21 UTC
From my limited point of view you could use systemd APIs. I think that the one you are looking for is called sd-login[1], but I'm not completely sure since I've never used it. 

[1] https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/sd-login.html#

Comment 4 Ben Cotton 2020-08-11 13:16:55 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 33 development cycle.
Changing version to 33.

Comment 5 Iker Pedrosa 2020-09-24 10:44:09 UTC
Assigning high priority since I'd like to get rid of the module in RHEL9.0 to reduce the maintenance effort.

Comment 6 Ben Cotton 2021-11-04 17:31:48 UTC
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Comment 7 Ben Cotton 2022-02-08 21:15:54 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 36 development cycle.
Changing version to 36.

Comment 8 Iker Pedrosa 2023-03-02 15:30:54 UTC
Build is available at https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2023-c5cf787102

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