Devuan bug report logs - #348
libpam-ck-connector: pam_ck_connector logs cannot determine display-device when non-interactive

Package: libpam-ck-connector; Maintainer for libpam-ck-connector is Devuan Developers <devuan-dev@lists.dyne.org>; Source for libpam-ck-connector is src:consolekit2.

Reported by: Arne Wichmann <aw@saar.de>

Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:18:01 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Arne Wichmann <aw@old-forest.org>
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Hi, and thanks for taking the time.

begin  quotation  from Mark Hindley (in <20200402105230.GH4674@hindley.org.uk>):
> On Wed, Apr 01, 2020 at 04:52:49PM +0100, Mark Hindley wrote:
> > On Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:09:20 +0200 Arne Wichmann <aw@saar.de> wrote:
> > > Package: libpam-ck-connector
> > > Version: 1.2.1-4
> > > Severity: normal
> > > 
> > > Good day to you.
> > > 
> > > When doing as root:
> > >   echo 'su $USER ls'|at now
> > > auth.log logs
> > >   [...] su: pam_ck_connector(su:session): cannot determine display-device
> > > 
> > > I presume that is because there rightfully is none.
> > 
> > I have just tried this in a beowulf VM and cannot reproduce it.
> 
> I have managed to reproduce this.
> 
> I can't immediately see there is a bug in what consolekit is doing. As you say,
> there is no display device.
> 
> If you want to avoid the messages appearing in your logs, then I suggest the
> following rsyslog configuration (or something similar to your taste).
> 
> % cat /etc/rsyslog.d/10-local.conf
> :msg, contains, "cannot determine display-device" ~

I should note that.

> That filters the messages for me.
> 
> Is that a solution for you?

Well - the bug is mostly logging as an error which is at most an info: not
having a display device should be considered a normal case, it can happen
for quite a number of reasons.

I surely can make the message go away.

cu

AW
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Arne Wichmann (aw@saar.de)
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