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Bug 4353 - xdm lacks support for pam_putenv()
Summary: xdm lacks support for pam_putenv()
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-08-04 17:26 UTC by wingc
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-18 18:01:51 UTC

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Description wingc 1999-08-04 17:26:09 UTC
Since I saw one other bug requesting PAM changes in xdm
(#3743), I thought I'd add that the PAM-ified xdm lacks
support for pam_putenv(). This means that PAM modules can't
set environment variables in the child process; this breaks
Kerberos PAM modules, etc, etc...

I've been using gdm with a patch to restore pam_putenv()
functionality (see bug #3957).
But, if people want to use xdm, you should add a patch
similar to this one: (this patch is tested with Red Hat 5.2)


Chris Wing

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-08-18 18:01:59 UTC
This will be fixed in an errata release of X (forthcoming in a few

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