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Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 14:17:11 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: make -i with linux-pam

On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 11:01:33AM -0700, Isaac Dunham wrote:
> > > pam_unix_passwd.c:57:21: error: rpc/rpc.h: No such file or directory
> > 
> > This would need an external rpc implementation, but I question why
> > unix_passwd support needs rpc to begin with...
> ...
> > Ugly NIS stuff...
> Looks like NIS uses RPC...
> I think I'll disable pam_unix for the time being.

I don't understand why pam_unix is performing NIS lookups. It should
just be using getpwnam_r, which would automatically support NIS if the
underlying getpwnam_r does and would avoid the dependency on systems
that don't have/need it.


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