Linux PAM/Shadow

Tushar Teredesai sukucorp at
Mon Nov 28 15:46:35 PST 2005

On 11/28/05, Randy McMurchy <randy at> wrote:
> 1. Delete the .la files and everything is fine. Best as I can tell,
> .la files aren't really necessary.
> 2. Do a simple sed on the .la files and change the 'lib' to '/usr/lib'
> and everything is fine.
> 3. Currently the default for PAM is installation of libraries in
> /lib and the modules in /lib/security. We could pass 'libdir=/usr/lib'
> *and* 'securedir=/lib/security' to configure, then move the
> .so.0.81.1 and .so.0 files from /usr/lib to /lib and everything would
> be fine.

#3 is the correct soultion (how we normally do for all other
packages). For #1 the book would have to explain why the libtool files
are removed for a single package when these same useless files are
left intact for other packages. #2 does not sound "technically

Tushar Teredesai
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