Why authconfig create -ac files

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Mon Jan 13 18:18:20 UTC 2014


On Mon, 2014-01-13 at 08:42 -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
> 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).

We didn't import it from YAST, did we? ;)
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