NetBSD Problem Report #50622

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Subject: x11/xscreensaver's MESSAGE file potentially misleading
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>Number:         50622
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       x11/xscreensaver's MESSAGE file potentially misleading
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    gutteridge
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jan 05 01:00:00 +0000 2016
>Last-Modified:  Wed May 01 02:40:00 +0000 2019
>Originator:     David H. Gutteridge
>Release:        current
The MESSAGE file provided by x11/xscreensaver can be a bit misleading.
It makes reference to a sample file meant for pam(8) at the location
"${EGDIR}/pam.d/xscreensaver-NetBSD". But in fact, dictates
that on NetBSD security/pam-pwauth_suid must be used, which installs
its own sample file at a different location,
${PREFIX}/share/examples/pam-pwauth_suid/xscreensaver. It would be
helpful to clarify there are different configurations that must be used
depending upon the OS when pam(8) is enabled.

I realize that security/pam-pwauth_suid has its own MESSAGE file that
references the location of its sample file, but the two messages
contradict each other, and the user is left with the x11/xscreensaver
version as the last thing they see, which might lead them to follow its
advice and then wonder why they can't unlock their screen.





Responsible-Changed-From-To: pkg-manager->gutteridge
Responsible-Changed-When: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 02:29:53 +0000

From: "David H. Gutteridge" <>
Subject: PR/50622 CVS commit: pkgsrc/security/pam-pwauth_suid
Date: Wed, 1 May 2019 02:37:56 +0000

 Module Name:	pkgsrc
 Committed By:	gutteridge
 Date:		Wed May  1 02:37:56 UTC 2019

 Modified Files:
 	pkgsrc/security/pam-pwauth_suid: MESSAGE

 Log Message:
 pam-pwauth_suid: add an additional detail to the MESSAGE file

 Right now, a user installing xscreensaver with the "pam" option will
 see two messages about how to configure it, one of which comes from
 this package. This needs to be disentangled properly, but there are
 some broader questions that also apply to gnome-screensaver and mate-
 screensaver, so for now, add a bit more detail here just in case. (This
 relates to, but doesn't particularly address, PR pkg/50622.)

 To generate a diff of this commit:
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.2 -r1.3 pkgsrc/security/pam-pwauth_suid/MESSAGE

 Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
 copyright notices on the relevant files.


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