Bug 4353 - xdm lacks support for pam_putenv()
xdm lacks support for pam_putenv()
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
6.0
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-08-04 13:26 EDT by wingc
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-18 14:01:51 EDT
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Description wingc 1999-08-04 13:26:09 EDT
Since I saw one other bug requesting PAM changes in xdm
(#3743), I thought I'd add that the PAM-ified xdm lacks
support for pam_putenv(). This means that PAM modules can't
set environment variables in the child process; this breaks
Kerberos PAM modules, etc, etc...

I've been using gdm with a patch to restore pam_putenv()
functionality (see bug #3957).
But, if people want to use xdm, you should add a patch
similar to this one: (this patch is tested with Red Hat 5.2)

http://www.engin.umich.edu/caen/systems/Linux/code/patches/xdm-pam_putenv.patch

Thanks,

Chris Wing
wingc@engin.umich.edu
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-08-18 14:01:59 EDT
This will be fixed in an errata release of X (forthcoming in a few
days)

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