[Pkg-shadow-devel] freeze exception for shadow

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Sat Jul 26 15:39:44 UTC 2008

Dear Debian Release Managers,

Before uploading to unstable, I would like to know if you would allow a
new release of shadow.

Here is the relevant changelog:
shadow (1:4.1.1-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * The "Morbier" release.
 1) debian/patches/302_vim_selinux_support: Add SE Linux support to vipw/vigr.
    Thanks to Russell Coker. Closes: #491907
 2) debian/patches/494_passwd_lock-no_account_lock: Restore the previous
    behavior of passwd -l (which changed in #389183): only lock the user's
    password, not the user's account. Also explicitly document the
    differences. This restores a behavior common with the previous versions of
    passwd and with other implementations. Closes: #492307
 3) debian/patches/494_passwd_lock-no_account_lock: Add a reference to
    usermod(8) in passwd(1). Closes: #412234
 4) debian/login.pam: Enforce a fail delay to avoid login brute-force.
    Closes: #443322
 5) debian/login.pam: Indicate why the pam_securetty module is used as a
    requisite module and mentions the possible drawbacks. Closes: #482352
 6) debian/login.defs: Do not mention the libpam-umask package (the module is
    now provided by libpam-modules). Closes: #492410
 7) debian/patches/200_Czech_binary_translation: Updated Czech translation.
    Thanks to Miroslav Kure. Closes: #482823
 8) debian/securetty.linux: Add the PA-RISC mux ports (ttyB0, ttyB1).
    Closes: #488515

1) was mentioned as "the most important functional issue that needs to be 
   fixed for SE Linux in Lenny".

2) is a revert of a patch introduced between Etch and Lenny.

4) is a change to the login service PAM configuration file. It intends to lower
   the risk of brute forcing usernames with login.

8) is a configuration change that should be harmless.

Others (3, 5, 6, 7) are documentations changes.

The debdiff is attached.

Thanks in advance,
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