[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#451521: small logging improvement to login

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Sat Nov 17 16:03:01 UTC 2007

tags 451521 fixed-upstream


On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 03:42:32PM +0100, tnagel at e18.physik.tu-muenchen.de wrote:
> I'm sending a small patch to improve logging of login.  When getpwnam() fails inside the PAM section, login
> would just silently quit, which caused me a considerable amount of pain while debugging my setup.  I thought,
> I'd help avoid others falling into that trap in the future.

Thanks for the patch.

I did not apply this patch, but another which should also solve your

 * setup_groups already log information about the issue, so an additional
   log is not required.
 * if the password entry could not be retrieved, it is not recommended to
   log the username: users sometimes enter their password instead of
   This is the default behavior, which can be turned off with
   LOG_UNKFAIL_ENAB in /etc/login.defs.

Please find attached the patch applied upstream for the next version.
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