Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 675168
/usr/bin/faillog is not needed
Last modified: 2012-08-08 14:29:11 EDT
Description of problem:
The application, faillog, is no longer needed. Pam_tally.so used to write to /var/log/faillog. But its no longer shipped. Therefore, /usr/bin/faillog no longer has a function and should be removed from the package.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
in the current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to
address this request at this time. Red Hat invites you to
ask your support representative to propose this request, if
appropriate and relevant, in the next release of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux. If you would like it considered as an
exception in the current release, please ask your support
This issue was proposed for RHEL 6.1 FasTrack but did not get resolved in time.
It has been moved to RHEL 6.2 FasTrack.
Also, we should make sure the faillog man page is gone as well. :)
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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