Subject: Re: bin/32903: utmp remains empty
To: Dave Huang <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/25/2006 11:08:37
> > 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.
it is not helping resolve anything to say:
"modifying any script or file on a NetBSD system voids
any and all operational guarantees".
if this is the case, no one would be deserving of reporting
a problem - because everyone modifies configuration files.
> > 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.
just because it strikes as a bad idea,
doesn't mean it is a bad idea. i can
use the same /etc on a Linux system
as well - bringing up a BSD/Linux
system is a simple and generic process
and can be done with 20 simple shell lines
for most any system.