Re: [dev] [slock] PAM support

From: Eric Pruitt <>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 10:39:30 -0700

On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 03:58:02PM -0700, Eric Pruitt wrote:
> On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 09:51:08PM +0200, Jan Christoph Ebersbach wrote:
> > > On the system I'm using that relies on PAM, my account doesn't have an
> > > entry in the local /etc/passwd file. Disabling getpw and related bits
> > > makes the patch work for me.
> >
> > I fixed the issue and moved the getpw code to an ifdef.
> I see you moved the HAVE_BSD_AUTH check, but I don't understand how this
> is supposed to resolve the issue I had -- the machine I'm using is a
> Linux machine. The getuid(3) and getpwuid(3) functions work fine because
> they're implemented in glibc which supports NSS. The problem is the
> "getpw" (which calls getspnam(3)) function which fails with "cannot
> retrieve shadow entry."

I intend to modify your code so that it handles systems relying on NSS
for authentication later today. Would you be willing to merge my changes
into your patch?

Received on Wed May 18 2016 - 19:39:30 CEST

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