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Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 09:46:49 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Design for extensible passwd[/shadow?] db support

On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 12:45:50PM +0200, Daniel Cegiełka wrote:
> 2012/8/13 Rich Felker <>:
> > On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 08:26:24PM -0400, wrote:
> >> Out of curiosity, is PAM excluded from consideration? Does it require a
> >> dynamically-loaded library?
> >
> > PAM is not an implementation of the user database. It's for
> > authenticating logins. Completely different problem domain.
> A bit off topic: Is the traditional PAM/shadow will be supported in
> musl? I would like to use full PAM/shadow/tcb stack from the Owl
> with musl (+owl's pam modules). If not, what would be an alternative proposal?

It's intended that these libraries work on musl, but I'm not aware of
whether they do yet or not. I think tcb wants the gensalt stuff in
libc, so that probably won't work without some patching.


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