Subject: Re: Sunday's sup, getty problems...
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/14/1997 02:54:18
>From: "D. Jay Newman" <>
>Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 09:13:58 -0400 (EDT)

>I did a sup Sunday night, and competely rebuild the system on my test-

>Once I rebuilt the world, I can't login normally, and I can't use the
>old kernel.
>I get a login prompt; the system sits for a few seconds, then I get another
>login prompt (repeat until bored).

This was a bug in /usr/bin/login, which has since been fixed.  An
uninitialized variable made getpass() coredump, so login punted.  I
ran into the exact same problem.
Mike Long <>      
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken