[CentOS] /etc/pam.d/system-auth changes in update

Toby Bluhm tkb at midwestinstruments.com
Fri Jul 11 02:19:44 UTC 2008

listmail wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:31:44 +0200, Kai Schaetzl wrote
>> Filipe Brandenburger wrote on Wed, 9 Jul 2008 23:08:44 -0400:
>>> The exact same question came up two weeks ago.
>> And the answers were confusing at least me ;-)
> To me as well, having now read the thread. No one seems to know why the
> changes were made, only that they *were* made. I'm still hoping that there
> might be documentation on the impact of these changes.
> Does anyone know, or have a link to, why system-auth was changed in the
> most recent update to PAM?

It wasn't changed in 5.2 'cause it was that way in 5.1 - see 

Since I didn't know the truth behind the system-auth "mystery" myself, 
here's some commands I ran:

yum groupinfo Base | grep -E "auth|pam"
rpm -q --whatrequires pam
rpm -q --whatrequires authconfig
rpm -qi firstboot-tui
rpm -qipl 
rpm -qipl authconfig
man system-auth-ac
man authconfig

Toby Bluhm
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