[Fingerforce-devel] Bug#452178: Bug#452178: libpam-thinkfinger: being enabled in common-auth forbids user with a fingerpring to login via ssh using password

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Tue Nov 20 21:09:00 UTC 2007

tags 452178 + fixed-upstream
tags 452178 + pending

Hi Yaroslav!

On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 21:10:20 +0100, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> I've got a problem though for which I spent quite a bit of time to
> figure WTF.

For the future, please report the problem as soon as you experienced it,
it's better for everyone ;-)

> if use with associated fingerprint tries to ssh using password
> authentication -- connection gets dropped right after user types in
> his password. Confirmed by a friend of mine - the same on his freshly
> installed Debian box

This is a known issue [1] and already resolved upstream [2].

I planned to release a new package fixing this bug [3], but two days
later Timo Hoening (ThinkFinger upstream) posted about releasing a
better patch soon after Nov 4th [4].  And indeed ThinkFinger got some
long-awaited commits in the last weeks [5].

However, since Timo advised of a new (and last) release, I'd prefer to
wait to package the new release instead.  Hope you can wait a bit more!

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

[1] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.thinkfinger/434/focus=459
[2] http://thinkfinger.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/thinkfinger?view=rev&revision=117
[3] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/fingerforce-devel/2007-October/000019.html
[4] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.thinkfinger/434/focus=479
[5] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.thinkfinger/494

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