[Pkg-shadow-devel] ./configure --sysconfdir=/etc/shadow would not work?

Flan Alflani falflani at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 21:53:41 UTC 2010

On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 12:16 AM, Nicolas François
<nicolas.francois at centraliens.net> wrote:
> Hello,
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 11:56:04PM +0300, falflani at gmail.com wrote:
>> what i am trying to
>> do is to keep all
>> the conf's files in one directory. for example all files should be in
>> /etc/shadow.d.
> $I'm not sure this would be possible.
> You do not have only to change shadow for this, but also all the tools
> which will try to read /etc/shadow for authentication of an user
> (e.g. libc, PAM).
> Even for some shadow utils related configuration files, like
> /etc/login.defs, I would not recommend to move it since some other
> utilities outside shadow are using it.
> You may have a look at TCB, which split the shadow file in smaller files
> all placed in a subfolder of /etc/ (but I'm not sure this is your intend).
> --
> Nekral

thx for clear this, I think i shouldn't change the default location
since other utilities can get effected.

appreciate the help

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