shadow password suite install possible correction

Thomas 'Balu' Walter tw at
Thu Aug 31 01:06:06 PDT 2000

+-Hendrik Volker Brunn-(hvb at[30.08.00 21:24]:
> On Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 01:44:11PM -0400, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> > > Yes, I realize that lfs-discuss doesn't care about KDE, it is subject of
> > > lfs-apps, indeed I'm posting this message here
> > > because it _might_ imply a 2-cents change to the book. I believe this
> > > explanation being sufficient to forgive me.
> > 
> > I wonder if that should be done. The file doesn't say "it's 
> > private blah blah" for nothing. I've put it on the TODO list and will address 
> > it in due time.
> Last version of shadow is 20000826 and it says about this lib:
> # remove the -> symlink, because this
> # library is for internal use by this package only.  Shadow support
> # is in libc and no one should be using -lshadow anymore.
> So the KDE-people are having a problem here. I don't like this heavyweight
> crap anyway. But better somebody points them to this before they're
> seriously injuring someone. 8-)

I am not quite sure if this is the same problem, but I had a discussion
with one of the KDE-developers of one package (don't know which at the
moment) because of -lshadow and that it should not be used anymore.

He told me that they would change that.


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