Subject: Re: bin/32903: utmp remains empty
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 02/25/2006 12:17:54
On Feb 25, 11:10am, firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: bin/32903: utmp remains empty
| The following reply was made to PR bin/32903; it has been noted by GNATS.
| From: firstname.lastname@example.org
| To: email@example.com
| Subject: Re: bin/32903: utmp remains empty
| Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 11:08:40 GMT
| > > utmp entries are created by ssh logins and reboots/shutdowns,
| > > but not for *any* console or telnet logins. this is the problem.
| > Yes, but it's not a problem on a properly-installed NetBSD 3.0 system.
| > > because i maintain several BSD systems, and i have
| > > a stripped custom /etc directory that i use for
| > > all of them; for ease of set-up and maintenance.
| > That strikes me as a bad idea. You should've said that originally... In
| > that case, all I can say is that you're on your own if your custom
| > modifications cause things to break.
| my "custom modifications" worked with the NetBSD 2 series.
| besides - since when aren't "custom modifications" allowed?
| bringing up a UNIX system is a fairly generic routine.
| to the best of my memory (7 years or so), the kernel spawns
| init, which spawns getty's, which spawn login's - which write
| to utmp/wtmp files; all which are running as root.
| my "custom modifications" (who does NOT have any of those?)
| shouldn't be relevant. what would be relevant is for someone
| with knowledge of login(1) to state a test that can be done
| to resolve the problem of login(1) not writing to utmp/wtmp
| files. it shouldn't be too complicated to resolve this.
Do you have /etc/pam.d?