Permissions for Linux apps via LDAP

Michael Collette at
Fri Mar 18 17:32:37 PST 2005

I now have 2 different Linux applications that refuse to start because
getpwuid_r() won't return a user ID.  Both acroread7 and realplayer
are dead in the water for me.

I'm using pam_ldap authentication, which works great for all my native
FreeBSD apps.  How do I get the Linux apps to perform a similar lookup
now?  I'm not seeing any pam_ldap or nss_ldap linux ports, which would
seem to mean that simply changing the nsswitch.conf file in the
/compat/linux area won't do me much good.

I could live without realplayer working, but acroread is a pretty
critical application for my end users.  It also looks like this will
be a growing trend for Linux applications in the future.  Do we need
to port new Linux pam modules into play, or is there some simpler
method for fixing this?

"When you come to a fork in the road....Take it"
- Yogi Berra

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