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Bug 3082 - pam_console gratuitously uses glib
Summary: pam_console gratuitously uses glib
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-05-27 03:46 UTC by manishv
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-04 09:44:08 UTC

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Description manishv 1999-05-27 03:46:38 UTC
The module unnecessarily uses glib for
g_malloc and g_realloc.  I cannot find any other glib
function used in pam console.  This was really annoying when
I decided to try glib-1.3.  IMHO, a package as critical as
PAM for the system should depend on as few packages as
possible.  Since pam_console seems pretty linux specific,
malloc and realloc should work just fine.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-05-27 14:29:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further review

Comment 2 manishv 1999-05-27 22:21:59 UTC
Hmm, this was discarded but the explanation said that it was being
forwarded to a developer.  In any case I have added a patch to this
bug report following this message to remove the 2 glib calls in
chmod.c in pam_console.

------- Email Received From  Manish Vachharajani <> 05/27/99 18:26 -------

Comment 3 manishv 1999-06-03 01:35:59 UTC
Never mind this bug.  I am an idiot.  I must not have grepped the .y
file in pam_console when looking for glib calls.

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