Bug 89896 - man pam refers to nonexistant file /etc/pam-conf
man pam refers to nonexistant file /etc/pam-conf
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2003-04-29 11:23 EDT by David Balažic
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-21 09:48:22 EDT
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Description David Balažic 2003-04-29 11:23:37 EDT
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):


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man pam
2. cat /etc/pam.conf
Actual results:

cat: /etc/pam.conf: No such file or directory

Expected results:

The contents of /etc/pam.conf are displayed

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2004-09-21 09:48:22 EDT
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?

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