[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#603234: [login] lastlog's login dates older than actual last login dates

Filipus Klutiero chealer at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 04:56:24 UTC 2010

  On 2010-11-16 18:11, Nicolas François wrote:
>> its login dates are just older than actual
>> last login dates. There is also no single login program that I use.
>> I use at least kdm (KDE) to login to X :0 and su to login as root
>> (from konsole).
> [...]
>> So lastlog didn't change since 10 days.
> Can you check if this is fixed by setting UseSessReg in kdm.options,
Is UseSessReg documented anywhere? Here is the content of kdm.options:

> no-ignore-nologin
> no-restart-on-upgrade
> use-sessreg

>   or if
> this can be fixed by adding this line to the PAM configuration file of
> kdm:
> session  required  pam_lastlog.so silent
"This" cannot be fixed this way, but lastlog does become aware of logins 
through kdm after adding that line.
> You will also have to reassign this bug to kdm
This bug is about more than kdm, and I have no ground to argue that kdm 
is at fault here, unless I'm missing some part of policy. The only 
lastlog-related part I can see quickly is 
http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-customized-programs.html#s11.3 which 
does not mandate interaction with lastlog.

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