Subject: Re: pkg/34960 (gnome-screensaver doesn't accept correct password)
To: None <,>
From: David H. Gutteridge <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 11/22/2006 13:20:24
>I have to admit that following the MESSAGE in the package
>is not sufficient to make the password check work on
>There was a change in gnome-screensaver which makes that
>privileges (gained through SUID) are dropped after
>initialisation of the password dialog. PAM on NetBSD
>does (unlike Linux's) not work with user privileges.
>So the only way I see to make it work on NetBSD is to
>desist from use of PAM. This can be done with a "configure"
>argument. I'll change the pkg accordingly later.

>sorry for the confusion

PR 34960 is a duplicate of PR 34675 that I filed back in September,
so the latter can be closed too.