Cracklib and PAM

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at
Thu Mar 23 08:43:29 PST 2006

BLFS Trac wrote:
> #1784: Shadow-4.0.15 (will update when LFS moves to this version)
> ----------------------------------------+-----------------------------------
>  Reporter:  randy at  |        Owner:  randy at
>      Type:  defect                      |       Status:  assigned                  
>  Priority:  normal                      |    Milestone:  6.2                       
> Component:  BOOK                        |      Version:  a-SVN                     
>  Severity:  normal                      |   Resolution:                            
>  Keywords:  Shadow                      |  
> ----------------------------------------+-----------------------------------
> Comment (by dnicholson at
>  Come on, Randy.  This conversation has been had before.  Not everyone
>  wants Cracklib installed, including me.  I see it as a completely separate
>  issue than PAM.

Replying outside of Trac...

  I agree with Randy about the philosophy of installing Cracklib. I'm
curious why you would want PAM and not use it.

  As an aside, I don't like PAM at all on my personal systems where I am
the only user.  It complicates things  and doesn't add enough in that
situation to justify the effort.

  -- Bruce

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