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Old 07-01-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
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Linux security modules & Slackware

I've recently noticed that on my Slackware box, I get an error which reads something like the following on bootup:

FATAL: module 'capability' not found.

This is caused by the fact that I don't have any Linux security modules compiled as a part of my custom kernel, and that "rc.modules" has a line in it which says "modprobe capability". I've commented that section out of rc.modules to stop the error occurring.

My question is this: How important are these Linux security modules (especially the 'capability' module) on a system (like Slackware) which doesn't have PAM or SELinux? Does the capability module do anything without either of these?

I've done some research, but it has turned up precious little. There has to be some reason for Pat Volkerding to have included the thing in rc.modules... I'm confused...
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Off the top of my head, bind needs it.
Old 07-01-2007, 11:34 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by rworkman
Off the top of my head, bind needs it.
OK. That's all I needed to know.



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