recovering pam.d directory
On August 8, 2012 04:22:28 PM Alan McKinnon wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Aug 2012 13:24:17 +0000
> Marcello Varisco <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > By incident I removed the pam.d directory containing all pam modules
> > from command line. Is there a way to recover the removed directory?
> > any help is appreciated since I can't login to my computer without
> > live cd anymore.
> Unless you have some amazing recovery tools to had (most people don't)
> you can't easily recover those files.
> pam.d isn't put there by a single package, everything that uses pam is
> liable to write it's own custom file there. You can regain your ability
> to log in by remerging these packages:
> To do that, you will need to boot off a livecd and chroot. Then a
> reboot should see you fine. Then you could rememrge everything that has
> pam in USE and hope this is enough.
> Or, you could restore from backups. You *do* have backups of /etc,
Also, qcheck from portage-utils can list out all packages that are missing
files from /etc/pam.d, so you can know which packages need remerging. Run
"qcheck --all" and look for "AFK: /etc/pam.d/....." in the output.