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+Thanks for downloading Linux-PAM.
+Before you begin:
+ * This distribution requires GNU's Make
+ * It requires GNU's C-compiler: gcc (and 'ld')
+ * it also requires the GNU shell: bash
+ * some of the modules require the presence of libpwdb see redhat
+ * two modules have some need for libcrack too..
+Zeroth (optional) thing to do: check the detatched "pgp" signature for
+this distribution file, it should be signed by
+Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
+pub 1024/2A398175 1996/11/17 Andrew G. Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+First thing to do (I assume you have successfully unpacked it!) is to
+ make check [ requires md5sum to be present ]
+This will also check that the distribution has arrived intact. [
+Later, If you change some things, running this command from this
+directory will show you what files you have altered. ]
+If you choose to get and install the RCS files that accompany this
+release, you may also run
+ make RCScheck
+from this directory.
+Next, you should check the symbolic link
+points to the file that best describes your system. The various *.defs
+files that are included in this distribution are to be found in the
+This should configure the distribution to compile on your system. The
+default is the version I use for maintaining the distribution. [If you
+don't find one that suits your needs, please try to create one, email
+it to me and I will include it in a future release.]
+If you are running an ELF based Linux system you should be able to
+compile the distribution straight from the box. If you are running an
+a.out based system, then some of the functionality of Linux-PAM will
+be unavailable to you. Instead, you must switch the DYNAMIC variables
+*off* in your "defs" file: comment out the DYNAMIC and DYNAMIC_LIBPAM
+defines and uncomment the STATIC and STATIC_LIBPAM defines. NOTE, for
+ELF based systems, almost any combination of these four definitions is
+legal... If you have ELF, I recommend the default however.
+Second, try to compile it. Use the following command in *this*
+[ or 'make all' if you prefer ]. The first time you type make, it is
+likely to complain. This is to remind you to remove any libraries from
+previous versions of the distribution that are likely to confuse this
+make... Type 'make' again.
+Before you do the third thing. You should think about whether you want
+the default configuration scripts to be installed or not. If you have
+a working PAM based system you probably do *not* want this.. Whatever,
+before Linux-PAM installs the default scripts you will be prompted as
+to whether it is a good idea. Be sure to say NO if you are worried!
+** You have been warned. **
+Third, to install the stuff you need to be root. Do the following:
+ su -c "make install"
+If everything has worked as intended there should now be
+ some executables in ./bin/
+ some filters for pam_filter in /usr/sbin/pam_filter/
+ some configuration files:
+ libpam_misc.a (static library) in /usr/lib/
+ if dynamically linked:
+ libpam.so.XXX (shared library) in /usr/lib/
+ libpam_misc.so.XXX (shared library) in /usr/lib/
+ pam_*.so (modules) in /usr/lib/security/
+ if statically linked:
+ libpam.a (static library) in /usr/lib/
+[These are the default directories that I use. Your own system may
+differ as specified in your XXX.defs file.]
+* The documentation, what there is of it, is in ./doc. I am only
+including the sgml format source-files. But try to make .ps files
+available from the above http address. To locally use these sgml files
+you should have linuxdoc-sgml installed. Sorry, but I'm conserving net
+bandwidth by only including sources!
+* The source for each module is to be found in ./modules/XXX. If you
+want to add a new one, make a directory like XXX for it. Add the name
+(XXX) to MODDIRS in ./modules/Makefile and hopefully it will become
+part of the overall make. Note, the Makefile in ./modules/ is now
+smart enough to check if the directory is there before it changes into
+it; If you want to start working on a module, send me its name and I
+will add it to the "official" Makefile.. This way, you should be able
+to insert your developing module into any new release, and not have to
+worry at first about letting it out to the public. This may also give
+other people some idea about whether a module is currently being
+worked on or not.
+* Currently, you have to 'make' binaries from this directory. 'make
+clean', however, works in any directory that has a Makefile.
+* Also, you can 'make remove' (as root) from *this* directory and it
+will delete the various installed files dotted around the system. THIS
+IS A VERY BAD IDEA IF YOUR SYSTEM DEPENDS ON PAM TO WORK!!!
+* 'make sterile' does 'make remove' and then 'make extraclean', this
+might be required if you are alternating your choice of
+STATIC(_LIBPAM) and DYNAMIC(_LIBPAM) compilation. SEE COMMENT IN
+UPPERCASE IN PARAGRAPH ABOVE!!!!
+Email bugs/comments to: the Linux-PAM list <email@example.com>
+or me <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+To see about joining the mailing list, send the following email:
+Additionally, some Linux-PAM files have been known to be found at one
+or more of the following places (they are not always the most up to