[Bug 253937] [NEW] Local login fails without LDAP server

Launchpad Bug Tracker 253937 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue Aug 5 02:13:51 BST 2008

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lsb_release -rd:
Description: Ubuntu 8.04.1
Release: 8.04


Basically it's the same thing going on as in #20994, but I can login
through the console.

I've got a network configuration, where the users are authenticated an
supported by a combination of LDAP, Samba and NFS (= PDC = primary
domain controller).

As long as the server runs (and with it LDAP, Samba and NFS) everything
is OK an works perfectly.

On all computers, no matter if server or client, there is a admin-
account set up (uid: ubuntu). This account is available only locally (=
/etc/passwd, /etc/shadow) and it's not in the LDAP directory, since it
would cause trouble with the [u|g]id's and the home directories. --
"ubuntu" is a local admin, who survives no matter if the net or the
server is down.

Now: if the server is down, this local admin account won't work anymore.
It takes an age until anything happens. When something happens, it's an
error message saying: "failed to initialize HAL"

** Affects: libnss-ldap (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Local login fails without LDAP server
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