[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#776314: /var/log/faillog is never updated

Avinash Sonawane rootkea at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 16:59:01 BST 2018

Package: login
Version: 1:4.4-4.1
Followup-For: Bug #776314

Dear Maintainer,

I can reproduce this exact same issue on Debian Stretch.

> # grep -i faillog /etc/login.defs :
> FAILLOG_ENAB            yes

An interesting thing to note is that the comment just above these lines says
"Enable logging and display of /var/log/faillog login failure info. This option
conflicts with the pam_tally PAM module."

But, `grep pam_tally /etc/pam.d/login` yields nothing so I don't think
pam_tally is active and causing this issue.

This is something else.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.5
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable-debug'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-8-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IN.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_IN.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_IN:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages login depends on:
ii  libaudit1       1:2.6.7-2
ii  libc6           2.24-11+deb9u3
ii  libpam-modules  1.1.8-3.6
ii  libpam-runtime  1.1.8-3.6
ii  libpam0g        1.1.8-3.6

login recommends no packages.

login suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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