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Re: Automating pam_keyring...

Jon Nettleton <jon.nettleton <at> gmail.com> writes:
> wow proposed mixed desktop relations.  How risque.
> Probably if we write this into authconfig we should think how this
> should work.  Maybe an advanced option.  I have definitely had e-mails
> from very upset kde people that were very upset that pam_keyring was
> starting up gnome_keyring_daemon in their session.  Just something to
> keep in mind.

This is indeed a problem, if people don't have anything using 
gnome_keyring_daemon, they'll hate having it autostarted, if they do have 
something using it, they'll complain if it doesn't get autostarted. You can't 
win. :-(

Well, maybe pam_keyring could be taught to just do nothing (not error or 
anything) if gnome_keyring is not installed and the package not made to require 
it. It might still get dragged in due to some wacky indirect dependencies and 
end up autostarted even where not needed that way though.

Or maybe the hack of having the pam_keyring scriptlet change the pam 
configuration is really the way to go, then users could just install it when 
needed and leave it off where not needed or wanted, it does sound like a pretty 
hackish solution to me though.

        Kevin Kofler

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