Subject: Re: pam dying in upgrade
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/02/2005 18:42:15
On Jan 23,  3:12pm, Peter Seebach wrote:
} $ su
} su: pam_start failed
} Well, that's awfully nice.  Such a detailed message!  And it makes it so easy
} to fix the problem, too!

     Is there anything logged?  What are the permissions on su?  What
is in /etc/pam.d?

     BTW, since this is a security issue, messages to users shouldn't
be overly detailed; the logs are where the details should be.

}-- End of excerpt from Peter Seebach