[RFC] Add CrackLib to Chapter 6 LFS

Randy McMurchy LFS-User at mcmurchy.com
Thu Aug 4 18:23:06 PDT 2005

Tushar Teredesai wrote these words on 08/04/05 20:09 CST:

> The problem is that BLFS assumes that you have built *all* package in
> LFS. So if you skip a package, you are a pariah when you post to
> BLFS-support :-)
> That is one reason I don't prefer packages being added to LFS, it
> takes away the options.

This is a non-consideration for BLFS. BLFS provides instructions to
rebuild Shadow if Linux-PAM is installed. The instructions disable
the libcrack stuff. CrackLib is called by PAM, not by Shadow in the
BLFS method.

This was one of the main reasons I wanted to add CrackLib to LFS.

The BLFS instructions don't need to be changed at all (except for
removing the "if CrackLib, if no-CrackLib stuff in the PAM files).


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