[users] synaptic pam config still broken on x86_64
Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr
Mon Nov 9 17:46:14 CET 2009
synaptic authentication via pam is broken on x86_64. For example if as a
regular user you type "synaptic" in a terminal, you get "unknown error"
and synaptic fails to start, whereas on an i386 machine a window asks
for the root password and synaptic launches upon success.
I suspect (but haven't tested) that this bug is not visible if you have
the i386 pam packages installed on your x86_64, but this should not be
The problem is that /etc/pam.d/synaptic has hard-coded lib/security/*
paths, which should be lib64/security on x86_64 systems.
a year ago I had submitted 2 patches for the synaptic rpm, which are
trivial and both solve the issue.
I installed a new laptop today (centos 5) and found out that neither of
the patches had been applied and synaptic authentication is still broken.
Could one of these patches please be applied?
Or is there a reason that they can't be, eg do they break things on
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