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

ecryptfs-mount-private

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

Mathematician and computer scientist who dabbles in cognitive science.

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