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Bug 518056 - PAM config files refer to, which doesn't exist if fprintd-pam isn't installed
PAM config files refer to, which doesn't exist if fprintd-pam ...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 505266
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-08-18 11:57 EDT by David Howells
Modified: 2009-08-18 12:18 EDT (History)
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Description David Howells 2009-08-18 11:57:31 EDT
Description of problem:

I've just made an installation of a very basic F11 on a 32-bit x86 board.  There is no graphics or keyboard hardware so no desktop packages are installed, except where a dependency requires them.  There's also no fingerprint reader, so the fprint packages aren't installed.

I see this in /var/log/secure when I log in:

Aug 18 16:31:47 gatekeeper login: PAM unable to dlopen(/lib/security/pam_fprintd
.so): /lib/security/ cannot open shared object file: No such file
 or directory                                                                   
Aug 18 16:31:47 gatekeeper login: PAM adding faulty module: /lib/security/pam_fp                                                                        
Aug 18 16:31:52 gatekeeper login: pam_unix(login:session): session opened for us
er root by (uid=0)                                                              
Aug 18 16:31:52 gatekeeper login: DIALUP AT ttyS0 BY root                       
Aug 18 16:31:52 gatekeeper login: ROOT LOGIN ON ttyS0                           

If I run authconfig --updateall, I see:

authconfig: Authentication module /lib/security/ is missing. Authentication process will not work correctly.                                      

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How reproducible:

I see the error message crop up in the secure log every time I try to log in, or every time someone tries to crack my SSH daemon.

/lib/security/ is not present because fprintd-pam is not installed; it is, however, still referenced in /etc/pam.d/

[root@gatekeeper ~]# grep -r fprintd /etc/pam.d                                 
/etc/pam.d/fingerprint-auth:auth        sufficient            
/etc/pam.d/system-auth:auth        sufficient                 
/etc/pam.d/system-auth-ac:auth        sufficient              
/etc/pam.d/fingerprint-auth-ac:auth        sufficient         

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install core Fedora
2. Boot
3. Log in
4. Remove fprintd-pam
5. Log in again
6. Look in /var/log/secure
Actual results:

/lib/security/ is absent, even though it is referenced.

Expected results:

Either should be installed, or it should not be referenced.
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2009-08-18 12:18:38 EDT
Use authconfig --disablefingerprint --update to remove it from the configuration. Anaconda by default enables it.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 505266 ***

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