WARNING Package libpam-modules has conffile prompt and needs to be upgraded manually


Problem Description
Since some time I notice that the package libpam-modules is not upgraded.
Reason is that the file /etc/security/access.conf needs a conffile merge.
The relevant difference is that the old conffile has got the lines

# All other users should be denied to get access from all sources.
#- : ALL : ALL
-:ALL EXCEPT root fbx plinth (admin) (sudo):ALL

, while the new one just says

# All other users should be denied to get access from all sources.

Am I right that I can simply keep the line
-:ALL EXCEPT root fbx plinth (admin) (sudo):ALL
from the old file? (or in fact all of the old file, because the rest is commented)


  • FreedomBox version: 19.1 (from Help -> About page)
  • Hardware: A20 OLinuXino LIME2
  • How did you install FreedomBox?: a testing image from https://freedombox.org

Yes. That line is configuration specific to FreedomBox. You should keep it.


Note that this issue will be addressed in 19.2 and later, by moving the line to /etc/security/access.d/50freedombox.conf.


Do we have any feedback why 19.2 has still not been released to Testing? The request from Sunil dates back some weeks I think.


Unfortunately we haven’t received any feedback on the issue for unblocking freedombox 19.2 into Debian stable. In their defence, the diff is large due to various fixes and the request is unusual compared to other unlock request patterns.


Thank you for all the responses!
OK, I have now moved the line to the new file, instead of waiting for 19.2 to appear on buster.