Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89896
man pam refers to nonexistant file /etc/pam-conf
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:04:52 EST
Description of problem:
The man page for pam(8) says
but there is no /etc/pam.conf file on the system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man pam
2. cat /etc/pam.conf
cat: /etc/pam.conf: No such file or directory
The contents of /etc/pam.conf are displayed
This isn't bug. Citing man page:
The /etc/pam.conf - the configuration file
/etc/pam.d/ - the Linux-PAM configuration directory. Generally, if
this directory is present, the /etc/pam.conf file is ignored.
The directory is there why should be there the file if it's contents
is ignored anyway?