Subject: Re: Password for su no more required after upgrade !
To: Dunric <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/17/2005 19:45:40
On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 02:49:20PM +0100, Dunric wrote:
> I upgraded NetBSD 2.0 to current from sources and now any user can su
> to root without a password.
> Yep, I've read /usr/src/UPDATING, I've run postinstall -s /usr/src -d
> / fix. Postinstall was unable to fix x11 config files only.
> After postinstall and etcupdate I've found /etc/pam.d remains empty so I tried
> to copy manualy pam config for su from /usr/src/etc/pam.d but it
> solved nothing :-(
> What have to be done for authentication to be working again ?

You're unlucky. for a short while pam was enabled by default in current, by
mistake. upgrade again and it should work (pam is no longer enabled by
default, and I think su has been fixed).

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference