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pam_console



I think it's time to retire pam_console from the default configuration.

For device permissions, we already have the hal/consolekit support which
should be use.

The following packages place the following files in
/etc/security/console.perms.d, and would need modified to work with HAL/CK:

barry-libs:	 /etc/security/console.perms.d/10-blackberry.perms (quantumburnz)
pam:	 /etc/security/console.perms.d/50-default.perms	(tmraz)
rainbow:	 /etc/security/console.perms.d/51-rainbow.perms	(kantrn)
em8300:	 /etc/security/console.perms.d/60-em8300.perms	(heffer)
jfbterm:	 /etc/security/console.perms.d/60-jfbterm.perms	(mtasaka)
thinkfinger:	 /etc/security/console.perms.d/60-thinkfinger.perms	(?)
svxlink-server:	 /etc/security/console.perms.d/90-svxlink.perms	(lucilanga)
vdr:	 /etc/security/console.perms.d/95-vdr.perms	(scop)
piklab:	 /etc/security/console.perms.d/icd2.perms	(chitlesh)
piklab:	 /etc/security/console.perms.d/pickit1.perms	(chitlesh)
piklab:	 /etc/security/console.perms.d/pickit2.perms	(chitlesh)

I'd be willing to chip in to get these fixed, it shouldn't be that hard.

The second part of pam_console is that it provides the gating information
for userhelper. There are many more apps that use this, and it's a more
involved port to get them to use PolicyKit, or a similar framework. However,
I don't see why we couldn't just port pam_ck_connector.so to drop the
lock file in /var/run/console, and then usermode/userhelper can just
work the same, without having to have a second extraneous pam module. We
can then work on porting the other apps at our leisure.

Opinions?

Bill


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