Subject: syspkg and removing authentication libraries
To: None <>
From: Peter Wullinger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/05/2003 20:03:23
Perhaps fits better here, than on tech-pkg@ ...

I have just tried to fiddle a bit with syspkg and have stumbled
across the problem, that removing -- for example --
the kerberos5 packages yields an unusable
system croaking 'Shared object "" not found',
when trying to login
(fix is to reinstall kerberos5 shlibs).

Any ideas for a clean solution to make it possible to
install/uninstall parts of the authentication system
without having to recompile login, libc, etc?

Is somebody already working on integration of a modular
authentication framework or similar?

And no, I do not suggest using PAM :-).