PAM completeness and standardization

O. Hartmann ohartman at
Fri Apr 17 19:00:45 UTC 2009

Daniel Bond wrote:
> Hi,
> FreeBSD has excellent PAM-support, except for the passwd-command. The
> passwd-command gained PAM support quite a while ago, but there is a
> test preventing it from working with PAM.
> There have been outstanding PR's for this minor issue for years now, I
> think it's time this one got fixed. People find it frustrating that
> they can't change their passwords (LDAP etc), like they can in a
> normal PAM-based system.
> I'd be happy to fix whatever needs to be done, but I need to know why
> it's not been fixed / what needs to be done for it to be accepted by
> the community.
> -DB.
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Good luck.
In this case I gave up. There are patches floating around the web and I
suggest patching passw.c manually. For two years now, I do this to come
along with our OpenLDAP environment.


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