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:  Mon Jan 21 02:29:53 +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


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