Bug#277767: [Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#277767: Progress on this bug report?

Greg Matthews gmatt at nerc.ac.uk
Thu Mar 2 09:56:03 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 00:52 +0200, Alexander Gattin wrote:
> Hi!
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 07:20:45AM +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > > > P.S. The requred infrastructure will be ready soon.
> > > And now, one month later?
> > And now, *two* months later? :-)
> Oh, yeah, now it's 2 months closer to completion ;)
> Actually, a lot of different and I'd say boring job
> found me meanwhile, but in rare free time I did some
> experiments.
> WRT the bug, I'd like to know what schemes etc. did
> the bug submitter use. Greg?


sorry for the long silence, change of job etc...

just trying to reproduce this bug and the symptoms seem to have changed,
I dont get a segfault but su is still failing:

$ su -

$ su -

current pkg versions on debian sarge host:
libnss-ldap 238-1
libpam-ldap 178-1sarge1

wrt schemas, I assume you mean the relevant objectclasses for my user
object? In this case I am using the rather restrictive "account", with
"posixAccount" and "shadowAccount". The server is using the following
schema files:

include /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/core.schema
include /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/cosine.schema
include /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/inetorgperson.schema
include /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/nis.schema
include /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/locking.schema
include /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/solaris.schema
include /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/DUAConfig.schema
include /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/automount.schema
include /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/eduperson.schema

but locking, solaris and eduperson are not being used.

Another datapoint:
if I strace the "su -" I do actually get prompted for a password
(without strace I get an instant "Sorry."), and the error "su:
Authentication failure"


Greg Matthews           01491 692445
Head of UNIX/Linux, iTSS Wallingford

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