OpenOffice2 -- is PAM optional?

Jeremy Byron rjjbyron at
Sat Nov 19 20:47:54 PST 2005

Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> The book says PAM is optional, but openoffice's configure script errors 
> when it can't find PAM.
> configure's --help doesn't show a way to disable pam. Should PAM be 
> listed as required in the book?

It requires a patch similar to the OOo_1.1.4-no_pam-1.patch except that 
it also has to remove a big chunk of code from the configure script (so 
it doesn't check for PAM and fail).  There isn't a --disable-pam option, 
unfortunately.  The patch should still be in the archives somewhere from 
when I was playing with OOo2 a while back; I don't have access to it at 
the moment to attach it.

It is optional (with the patch) in the same way as it's optional for 
OOo_1.1.4 in the stable branch.


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