Subject: Re: upgrade->can't login
To: Congo <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/29/2005 17:06:30
On Sun, May 29, 2005 at 07:55:23PM +0200, Congo wrote:
>   Hi, i didn't but last time i was upgrading i was not looking what in /etc
> was overwriting and i was stucked and had to write configuration files again
> (for example i think it was /etc/rc.conf).

This is because you extracted etc.tgz in /. Extract it in /tmp instead and
use postinstall to do the merge. This won't overwrite any config file.

> So this time i didn't overwrited 
> all files and leaved some unoverwriten and that was my mystake (because of 
> PAM i think). But now i think i did not overwrited files for login with PAM.
>  So that is i think why login PAM authentification  is down . So where can i
> disable PAM for login

You can't

> or which files do i have to configure to work properly ?

I think it's /etc/pam.d/. But postinstall will do this for you

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