FS#32911 - [nss_ldap, pam_ldap] nss-pam-ldapd deprecates/replaces nss_ldap + pam_ldap, should be moved from AUR

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Zack Buhman (buhman) - Friday, 30 November 2012, 05:28 GMT
Last edited by Federico Cinelli (Cinelli) - Monday, 18 March 2013, 14:34 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Federico Cinelli (Cinelli)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 3
Private No


From the nss-pam-ldapd project page, http://arthurdejong.org/nss-pam-ldapd/ :

The NSS module is originally a fork of nss_ldap with some structural design improvements. The most important features of nss-pam-ldapd are:

light and simple NSS and PAM libraries
avoid loading LDAP and SSL libraries in all programs
separation between NSS, PAM and LDAP code
fewer connections to the LDAP server
better debugging possibilities
better performance

And when they say "better debugging possibilities", they really do mean it. This should be included in the official repositories so that it can be (more) easily deployed and maintained on several arch linux ldap-client boxen.

The current PKGBUILD from the AUR package https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/nss-pam-ldapd/ is quite clean, and already includes proper systemd units.
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Closed by  Federico Cinelli (Cinelli)
Monday, 18 March 2013, 14:34 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  nss-pam-ldapd added to [community]
Comment by Federico Cinelli (Cinelli) - Saturday, 02 March 2013, 23:23 GMT
I cannot move it, waiting on my key to be signed. If another TU would like to move it to [community] I'll adopt and maintain it. I have already prepared the package.
Comment by Christoph Seitz (go2sh) - Sunday, 03 March 2013, 13:14 GMT
Would it be nice, if this package move someone to extra or even to core?
Providing proper authentification system is one of the major task a operation system should do.
Comment by Thiago Okada (m45t3r) - Monday, 04 March 2013, 16:33 GMT
This change would fix  FS#33672 , since that problem doesn't occur with nss-pam-ldapd (tested on my lab machines).