[Libreoffice] Getting rid of PAM

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at novell.com
Fri Oct 1 07:45:03 PDT 2010

Hi Seo,

On Thu, 2010-09-30 at 14:59 +0100, Caolán McNamara wrote:
> > I investigated this a bit, and it seems PAM is used by something named
> > logonUser in ure/sal. But logonUser is not used by anything above that,
> > according to grep.

	Nice analysis ! :-)

> Hmm, it *is* a good question :-). It is used in e.g.
> vos::OSecurity::logonUser, but that *itself* seems unused and vos is on
> the list of things to try and get rid of entirely.


> I'd stick it as a subtask of removing vos. On one hand the sal API is
> one of the few bits of OOo which is publicly exported explicitly to be
> usable by third party code like extensions and so forth, so maybe its
> not a brilliant idea to get rid of it. On the other, if its not in
> practice being used it can be stripped down and deprecated. Worth a
> revisit when vos goes.

	Having some silly build dependency we have no need of is just too much
cruft for me to handle :-) I've added it to the wiki as a separate easy
task - and we can stub the method out as part of that.



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