2 files changed, 24 insertions, 1 deletions
@@ -1,3 +1,12 @@
+2007-12-18 Thorsten Kukuk <email@example.com>
+ * README: Document how to run make check with static modules
+2007-12-18 Peter Breitenlohner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+ * README: Document that "make check" requires a file
+ /etc/pam.d/other (SF#1822764).
2007-12-12 Eamon Walsh <email@example.com>
* doc/man/pam_item_types_ext.inc.xml: More appropriate wording
@@ -15,7 +15,16 @@ To make sure everything was compiled correct, run:
-If a test failes, you should not continue to install this build.
+If a test fails, you should not continue to install this build.
+These tests require a suitable file /etc/pam.d/other; if necessary,
+create such a file containing, e.g., these five lines (not indented)
+ auth required pam_deny.so
+ account required pam_deny.so
+ password required pam_deny.so
+ session required pam_deny.so
Note, if you are worried - don't even think about doing the next line
(most Linux distributions already support PAM out of the box, so if
@@ -37,6 +46,7 @@ WARNING: Running "make xtests" can overwrite configuration data
or make the system insecure/unfunctional for a short time!
Backup all important data before!
If you do not wish to make the modules dynamically loadable, but
build a static libpam including all PAM modules, you have to call:
@@ -46,6 +56,10 @@ In this case you cannot use pam_unix in the PAM config files instead you
have to use pam_unix_acct, pam_unix_auth, pam_unix_passwd and
+To run the build checks with static modules, you need to run the
+following command: make -C test check && make check
To regenerate manual pages from the XML source files you need the
docbook-xsl stylesheets in version 1.69.1 or newer, older versions had
a bug which generates a broken layout.