A patch to configure to include --with-pam on Linux systems

Richard Sharpe sharpe at ns.aus.com
Mon Nov 13 20:47:03 GMT 2000

At 07:25 PM 11/13/00 +0100, Inge-H. Hunstad wrote:
>Andrew Tridgell wrote:
>> There was a time when Samba detected whether the pam libs were
>> available and automatically used them. We removed that behaviour as it
>> burned too many people. Instead we went for a system where the
>> distribution makers add --with-pam into their spec files. That leaves
>> us with the current situation where someone compiling from source has
>> to remember to use --with-pam on most systems or SWAT won't work.
>For me this is new information. Could this be nice information to put in
>the Swat man page or in the docs that comes with samba? Once I tried to
>setup Swat on a RH linux box but I couldn't get it to work. Because it
>wasn't very important and that I had done what the docs told me to I
>gave up. Now it seems that I have found the answer why it didn't work.
>If it isn't going to be transparent to the user that he have to use or
>is using pam, I really like to see some info in the docs about this.

Well, while I have talked with Andrew about a better patch that can handle
some of the situations mentioned above, why don't you submit a patch to the


Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com
Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.zing.org)
Contributing author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
Author, Special Edition, Using Samba

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