[Mageia-dev] [usrmove] Please Test: shadow-utils package (TCB auth related)

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Sat Jul 14 14:15:49 CEST 2012

'Twas brillig, and Colin Guthrie at 12/07/12 15:42 did gyre and gimble:
> Hi
> I know pretty much nothing about TCB authentication stuff that was
> initially spearheaded by Vincent Danen many years ago in the Mandriva
> days (taking work from his Anvix project IIRC)
> Our shadow-utils package (basically no different to Mandriva's) had one
> large patch relating to TCB that I've now dropped as upstream
> shadow-utils now has it's own TCB support.
> It required a couple build fixes (nothing too crazy) and things seem to
> work still for me.
> I've also dropped a few binaries we do not use or are provided by other
> packages (sometimes in different paths e.g. /bin/login vs. /usr/bin/login).
> Everything still seems to work for me. I can login, create users, su to
> other users etc. etc (although only the creation of users actually uses
> the stuff in this package and I didn't know how to provide an encrypted
> password when testing that, so not sure if my tests are even vaguely valid!)
> Please test before I release it on the rest of Cauldron.
> Anyone who has any specific knowledge of this package I would very much
> appreciate a review.
> http://svnweb.mageia.org/packages/cauldron/shadow-utils/current/

Has anyone checked this other than me yet?

I'd like to push this but would like at least some other confirmation
that it doesn't break things :D



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