Subject: bin/32903: utmp remains empty
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/22/2006 14:50:02
>Synopsis: utmp remains empty
>Arrival-Date: Wed Feb 22 14:50:02 +0000 2006
>Release: NetBSD 3.0
System: NetBSD 3.0 (MYKERN) #2: Fri Feb 17 13:12:07 AKST 2006 /usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/MYKERN i386
i dont know what is going on, but i have checked things out as
much as i can, and still, /var/run/utmp remains empty.
reboot ~ Sun Feb 19 11:29
reboot ~ Fri Feb 17 14:57
reboot ~ Fri Feb 17 11:54
reboot ~ Fri Feb 17 07:26
shutdown ~ Fri Feb 17 07:25
reboot ~ Fri Feb 17 06:42
shutdown ~ Fri Feb 17 05:52
reboot ~ Fri Feb 17 00:52
shutdown ~ Fri Feb 17 00:51
reboot ~ Fri Feb 17 00:43
shutdown ~ Fri Feb 17 00:41
reboot ~ Thu Feb 16 22:52
shutdown ~ Thu Feb 16 22:52
wtmpx begins Thu Feb 16 2006 22:52:49
ytalk, write, and similar utilities all report "user not logged in".
i can't imagine NetBSD shipped like this - but yet, i have attempted
to figure out what is going on to the best of my ability. if i ssh
into the machine, then all works as expected. the problem is with
console logins only.
i have no idea. i believe "login" is responsible.