[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#578095: winbind: Winbind prevents PAM from seeing local users

Chris Barrick cbarrick1 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 20:56:14 UTC 2010

Package: winbind
Version: 2:3.4.7~dfsg-1
Severity: important
Tags: squeeze

This is my first bug report, so I hope I'm doing this right.

I just did a fresh install of squeeze just to find out that neither root nor
my user could login. I found that they didn't have passwords so I tried to use
'passwd' but I got the error 'passwd: System Error.' I did a 
'dpkg-reconfigure -plow libpam-runtime' and dissabled Winbind. 'passwd' worked
after that. I found out that the Winbind option from configuring
libpam-runtime came from the Winbind package. IDK if it's a windbind or a pam
issue, but I marked it as important because it caused me to not have a useable
system after a fresh install.

To reproduce, do a fresh install of squeeze and let PAM handle Winbind. You
won't be able to login or use passwd. Reconfigure libpam-runtime and dissable
Winbind or uninstall Winbind. passwd should work again.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages winbind depends on:
ii  adduser                 3.112            add and remove users and groups
ii  libc6                   2.10.2-6         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcap2                 1:2.17-2         support for getting/setting POSIX.
ii  libcomerr2              1.41.11-1        common error description library
ii  libgssapi-krb5-2        1.8.1+dfsg-2     MIT Kerberos runtime libraries - k
ii  libk5crypto3            1.8.1+dfsg-2     MIT Kerberos runtime libraries - C
ii  libkrb5-3               1.8.1+dfsg-2     MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libldap-2.4-2           2.4.17-2.1       OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libpam0g                1.1.1-2          Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libpopt0                1.15-1           lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libtalloc2              2.0.1-1          hierarchical pool based memory all
ii  libwbclient0            2:3.4.7~dfsg-1   Samba winbind client library
ii  lsb-base                3.2-23           Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  samba-common            2:3.4.7~dfsg-1   common files used by both the Samb
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

winbind recommends no packages.

winbind suggests no packages.

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