[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#434372: [Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#434372: pam_smbpass.so cause segfault for 'root' user

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sat Jul 28 07:18:47 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jul 28, 2007 at 08:22:07AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:

> > > I'm adding gdb output - though I'm not sure how usable
> > > this could be. 

> > Not on its own, but thanks for the effort -- to get a good backtrace you
> > really need to rebuild su with debugging symbols enabled. :)

> As a side effect of that discussion, do you think that adding
> libpam-smbpass to samba-dbg would be a good idea?

Not really, I think it'd be wasted space.  Consider the number of bugs with
backtraces we've had over the years for smbd, vs. pam_smbpass.  And as seen,
in this case the segfault didn't happen in pam_smbpass itself anyway. :)

> Also, maybe building -dbg versions of the login and passwd packages
> would be a good idea, then. I happen to know the shadow package
> maintainer..:-)

Heh, or we could adopt the Ubuntu mechanism of centrally storing debugging
symbols on a separate server for all packages. :)

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