Recent patch breaks ecryptfs

A quick note to opensuse users about ecryptfs.  A recent patch to 12.3 caused ecryptfs to stop working.  The patch messed up the pam configuration.

If you experience this, then after login you can use


to mount your Private directory.  That’s a temporary fix for one session.  If you use ecryptfs for your home directory, that might not solve your problem.

For a more permanent fix, login as root, and run

# pam-config -a --ecryptfs

which will fix the pam configuration.

This issue is being discussed in bug 814098 and bug 834993.


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About Neil Rickert

Retired mathematician and computer scientist who dabbles in cognitive science.

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