Subject: Re: Upgrade to 2.0 and passwd problems
To: Tyler <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/02/2005 12:27:19
In message <d04h0b$738$>, Tyler writes:
>Hi all,
>I've juste upgraded my netbsd 1.6 to 2.0.1. All seems to work excpet one 
>thing :)
>First, with the user tyler I can't execute the command chsh to change my 
>shell : I've got a chsh : /etc/pw00469a : Permission denied. Well I 
>won't make the /etc directory writable for all or for tyler :)
>What's the problem ?
>And also I can't su with tyler (he is on the wheel group). i can type 
>the password so the wheel stuff works. but it always says : wrong su

Check the permissions on su, chsh, etc.  Are they setuid?  Did you do an
unprivileged build without -U?

		--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin,