Subject: strange behaviour (mabye cauesed by I did not RTFM)
To: NetBSD current-users <>
From: Roine Thunberg <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/14/2005 18:11:22

I'm new to current-builds and I experienced an anoying behaviour.
I've build current yesterday from sources.

 "NetBSD bsdhora.home 3.99.9 NetBSD 3.99.9 (GENERIC) #0: Thu Oct 13 
19:02:55 CEST 2005  
artee@bsdhora.home:/usr/obj/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386"

Almost everything went on smoothly as I expected, until I rebooted with 
the new userland. Authification error due to "pam" could not be started. 
Now was the question how to login. I couldn't login as user nor root in 
console. However, I could login via ssh as user (?). Could not "su" 
myself. ...pam-error.

I got help from though.
I found out with some help that /etc/pam.d was empty (even after a 
"/etc/postinstall"). Had to boot up in single-user mode, edit some 
nessecary files to put in /etc/pam.d and suddenly it worked.
I didn't see any post of this behaviour in "src/BUILDING". If I had, I 
could have edit the nessecay files before rebooting after "./ -U 

...or was there error in my source when building which made this 
"error". Seems running fine now and it has a nice version number. What 
would be the next ? =)

Best regards
Roine Thunberg