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Remove authselect-compat package


Authselect replaced authconfig tool in Fedora 28. To enable some level of backwards compatibility, it ships the authconfig command as a wrapper around authselect calls in package "authselect-compat". Authselect is now well adopted and the shim compatibility layer should be removed by removing the authselect-compat package.


Current status

Detailed Description

Affected components:

  • authselect: remove the authselect-compat package
  • pykickstart: remove support for authconfig
  • anaconda: remove support for authconfig

"dnf repoquery --whatrequires" does not yield any package depending on authselect-compat nor authconfig.


Benefit to Fedora

The authconfig command will no longer be available, this will finish the replacement by authselect.


  • Proposal owners:

authselect maintainers - Submit PR for anaconda/pykickstart to remove authconfig support and remove authselect-compat package from Fedora.

  • Other developers:

anaconda/pykickstart maintainers - must accept the PR and push it to Fedora

  • Policies and guidelines: The policies and guidelines do not need to be updated.
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
  • Alignment with Objectives: N/A

Upgrade/compatibility impact

The authselect-compat package will be removed, authconfig command will no longer be available.

How To Test

  • authselect-compat package and authconfig command should no longer be available
  • anaconda/kickstart should no longer support authconfig directive

User Experience

Users that keeps using authconfig/authselect-compat will need to start using authselect directly.


No package depends on authconfig/authselect-compat. Authconfig is used by Anaconda/pykickstart and this support will be removed.

Contingency Plan

authselect-compat package stays.

  • Contingency mechanism: authselect-compat package stays.
  • Contingency deadline: Beta
  • Blocks release? No


This is a simple packaging change, there is no additional documentation.

Release Notes

Authselect-compat package is removed, therefore authconfig command is no longer available. Users are encouraged to use its replacement, the authselect command.