[horde] PAM authentication missing PAM?

Ole Wolf ole at naturloven.dk
Mon Jun 13 18:56:16 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-06-13 at 12:30 -0600, Michael M Slusarz wrote:

> Quoting Jan Schneider <jan at horde.org>:
> > Zitat von Ole Wolf <ole at naturloven.dk>:
> >
> >> On Mon, 2011-06-13 at 12:06 -0600, Michael M Slusarz wrote:
> >>
> >>> Actually... I think I was right the *first* time.  The PECL PAM's
> >>> package.xml indicates that the package is correctly named 'pam', not
> >>> 'pam_auth'.  So I think the error here is that the OP is using
> >>> pam_auth from Debian, which is no longer supported.
> >
> > Correct.
> >
> >> Yes, I'm using Debian (specifically, Ubuntu).
> >>
> >> I'm always reluctant to remove a package from a distribution and install
> >> some other equivalent. Is there anything that prevents you from
> >> supporting both a package named 'pam' and a package named 'pam_auth'?
> >
> > Yes, the fact that pam_auth is unmaintained and has been deprecated  
> > years ago.
> I've added a check to test.php that will report an error if pam isn't  
> available but pam_auth is detected on the system.

It turns out there are quite a few dependencies on my Debian (Ubuntu)
system that will break if I remove pam_auth.

Perhaps the best solution for now might be a middle path: Issue a
warning that the installation may be unsecure or even break if pam_auth
is detected, but let Horde accept pam_auth nonetheless. (Or maybe that's
what you meant?)

Ole Wolf
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