[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#683508: Bug#683508: lightdm: Error messages about gnome keyring in auth.log

Patrick Häcker pat_h at web.de
Sun Sep 28 20:22:24 UTC 2014

On Sonday, 28. September 2014, 21:47:43 Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On dim., 2014-09-28 at 10:28 +0200, Patrick Häcker wrote:
> > So change the lines
> > 
> > > auth optional pam_gnome_keyring.so
> > > session optional pam_gnome_keyring.so auto_start
> > 
> > into
> > 
> > > -auth optional pam_gnome_keyring.so
> > > -session optional pam_gnome_keyring.so auto_start
> > 
> > in file /etc/pam.d/lightdm to tell PAM to ignore pam_gnome_keyring.so if
> > it is missing.
> > 
> > I didn't create a patch file, as the fix is straightforward, although I
> > can do that if necessary.
> Let's do that and see how it goes.

How is the word "that" meant in the above sentence? Do you mean to use the 
proposed solution or do you mean I should create a patch?

> The log error is generally useful for people which are actually
> expecting this to work and looking at the log to check why it doesn't,
> but we can try and always revert back later.

I agree. The log error is useful for those who expect the module to be 
available and useless for those who expect the module to be missing. A falsely 
missing module should be very rare, but finding the root of the problem will 
be time consuming without the warning. The false warning is common, but does 
only little harm (obfuscate and unsettle).

Both solutions are not perfect. As written, the ideal solution would probably 
depend on the installed packages and some .d-directories. Nevertheless, I 
think this heads into the right direction.

Kind regards
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