A question:

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Nov 6 06:04:36 PST 2009

William Immendorf wrote these words on 11/06/09 06:50 CST:
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 6:58 AM, Simon Geard <delgarde at ihug.co.nz> wrote:
>> It doesn't, is the short version, but I suspect we're misunderstanding
>> your question. Can you be more specific about what you want to know?
> X.org is listed as a optional dep in the PAM page. What I want to know
> is how does PAM use X.org?

1. Grep the sources for XAUTH
2. Run configure --help
3. Put what you found in #1 and #2 together and what do you come up with?

Seems like PAM builds the PAM_XAUTH (or something like that) module
regardless whether or not it actually finds X. The configure options
just allows you to define extra locations where PAM might find xauth.

Did you bother at all to look at the sources?


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