BUG AND PATCH: loginutils Config.in is broken

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Wed Dec 21 21:16:41 UTC 2005

Ok, looking more closely at this:

There are actually ten applets in the loginutils menu, and the only one that 
shadow passwd support _doesn't_ inpact is getty, and it's possible that 
should be in the "init" menu anyway.  So I'm feeling pretty good about 
yanking the dependency here.

On a related issue, I'm looking at the utmp and wtmp options, and the 
dependencies there are a little twisted.  These are placed as sub-options of 
getty, but they're not really.  wtmp is selected by last (in miscutils), and 
utmp is selected by who (in coreutils), or a tangle of "utmp plus something 

It sounds like the utmp and wtmp options under getty are really "support this 
even if nothing else calls for it", and that the real support should be a 
separate symbol calculated based on the dependencies.

But that's a 1.2 issue.

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