Why authconfig create -ac files

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Mon Jan 13 13:42:29 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 08:37:57AM -0500, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> that's included into other PAM stacks that require authentication. By
> default, this is prepared by authconfig, but there are situations
> where an admin would like to take control (and not risk that later
> passes of authconfig might overwrite their changes). In this
> situation, they would break the symlink and create a separate file for
> the primary config file, thus guaranteeing that authconfig would not
> overwrite it.

Yeah -- as a former sysadmin, I'm gonna chime in here to say that this is
incredibly useful and much better than the older way (where authconfig would
destroy anything it did not understand).

Matthew Miller    --   Fedora Project    --    <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>

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