Subject: Re: pease help
To: None <email@example.com>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 01/04/1997 09:49:00
> I've installed NetBSD 1.2 for the sparc on my Sparc 1+ and now tht
> it's installed, I've tired every which way to add a user and I just
> can't do it. I tried "adduser" which I use on my linux systems and
> couldn't find the binary for it, so I tried to edit the /etc/passwd
> file and also the /etc/master.passwd file and it still didn't see the
> new user.
You edited it directly? If you do that, you need to run pwd_mkdb
afterwards. The recommended way to do this - because it does proper
locking and crash recovery and such - is to use vipw(8). (Hasn't vipw
been the recommended way to edit the passwd file since clear back in
the V7 days? Why would anyone edit it directly?)
> Also, I wanted to be able to telnet to my box so I edited the
> /etc/ttys file to make ttyp0 a secure port but then every few minutes
> it told me that /dev/ttyp0 didn't exist,
You should never turn the pseudo ttys "on". Mark them as secure if you
like, but leave them "off", or (as you saw) getty will get upset.
You don't need to mark them secure anyway unless you want to come in
over the network _as root_.
> And lastly I would like to use the bash shell...does anybody know
> where to get the source or have the binary for it?
I would imagine the source is available on the usual FSF archive sites.
I don't have a binary for it (bash ain't my cup of tea), but I imagine
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