[vbox-dev] How to build Virtual Box version 4.0 *without* PAM?

Heinz Wiesinger HMWiesinger at liwjatan.at
Sat Dec 25 07:12:16 PST 2010

On Saturday 25 December 2010 15:45:54 Manuel Reimer wrote:
> Hello,
> there are linux distributions, which don't use PAM for authentication. For
> example this is the case for Slackware.
> How can I just *disable* to build whatever feature, which requires this
> "PAM"? First compile error occurs here:
> http://www.virtualbox.org/browser/trunk/src/VBox/HostServices/auth/pam/VBox
> AuthPAM.c
> Can I just disable this and force VirtualBox to use this one:
> http://www.virtualbox.org/browser/trunk/src/VBox/HostServices/auth/simple/V
> BoxAuthSimple.cpp
> Will this work and will this disable the dependency to PAM? Is it worth to
> file a bug for this? IMHO it would be nice to have a "--disable-pam" for
> configure...

You can put this line in a LocalConfig.kmk:

> VBOX_WITH_PAM        =

An example can be found here: 

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