Subject: Re: ps not working
To: Robin Kumar <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/01/2000 17:12:12
[ On Tuesday, August 1, 2000 at 10:47:46 (-0700), Robin Kumar wrote: ]
> Subject: ps not working

[[ This is probably a netbsd-users question.... ]]

> 	When i give ps as normal user i am getting
> /dev/kmem permission denied,but doing ps as root it
> works.
> Output of ls -l /dev/mem 
> crw-r----- 1 root kmem 2,0 

What's "ls -l /bin/ps" show?

	-r-xr-sr-x  1 bin  kmem  204800 May 11  1998 /bin/ps

If this is a new install you probably unpacked the tar files without
preserving permissions and you may be missing set-id bits on other
programs too, such as su:

	$ ls -l /usr/bin/su
	-r-sr-xr-x  1 root  bin  24576 May 11  1998 /usr/bin/su

If this is the case the easiest thing to do is simply unpack the tar
files again with the correct options to tar or pax (eg. 'pax -p e').

							Greg A. Woods

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