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Old 04-17-2009, 09:28 PM   #1
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Problem with Vmware + Pam + I must be missing something

Hey everyone
Im folowing this tutorial

been going throught it but there are a few things that dont make sence
at the moment i can open vmware in a browser but cant log in, so its defidently something wrong with pam

OK installed src2pkg

installed vmserver 2

used srx2pkg to make the pam.tar.gz pkg and will install with installpkg
( src2pkg -B -C -e='--libdir=/usr/lib --sbindir=/lib/security --enable-securedir=/lib/security --enable-read-both-confs'
Linux-PAM-1.0.1.tar.gz )
i ended up with a security --enable- folder and im not sure if thats right

anyway i pushed on incase it was and did the following commands and they made shortcuts but i dont think they work

After the package installed, I created several symlinks in /lib/security as suggested by Travis Hein:
ln -s
ln -s
ln -s

the next peace is a bit ??? i already had a pam.d file in that location and then do i copy usr/sbin/vmware-authd into the etc as well??

Finally, I created etc/pam.d and copied usr/sbin/vmware-authd into the directory. NOTE: Due to some restrictions on my server, I cant have the / in front of the etc on one of these pages. When you create pam.d make sure you get it in the proper place. That etc should have a / in front of it.

thanks for any help!! Im firly lost and dont wish to do a reinstall of slack and help would be good
Old 04-19-2009, 01:21 AM   #2
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OK what happened

etc/pam.d was made as a file not a folder i deleted the file and made the folder ect/pam.d and copyed the file usr/sbin/vmware-authd into that directory and problem solved



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