Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 616880
glibc package in Fedora should Requires: sssd-client
Last modified: 2016-11-24 11:17:35 EST
Description of problem:
Right now, a default install of Fedora includes sssd-client.x86_64, so that 64-bit applications can communicate with the System Security Services Daemon to retrieve network users and groups with getpwnam and getpwent, etc.
The problem is that when 32-bit applications are installed (e.g. third-party, closed-source apps like Adobe Reader), glibc.i686 is installed by dependencies, but these 32-bit apps will not acquire the 32-bit version of the sssd-client, resulting in any request to getpwnam, etc. to fail. This can cause the application to fail in some spectacular and non-obvious ways.
The requested solution would be for the sssd-client package to be made a dependency of glibc, so that the appropriate version would be installed whenever a new variant of glibc appears. The sssd-client package is ~80kb and contains only two small files (libnss_sss.so.2 and libpam_sss.so which just forward requests to the daemon)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
glibc works fine without sssd-client so this is the wrong place. The dependency only exists when sssd-client is already installed. This is a problem with any pam or nss modules on biarch systems, thus it requires a more general solution.
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