Re: SOLVED: Erk! Something is *really* wrong here!
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Karl Ferguson, in an immanent manifestation of deity, wrote:
>At 05:30 PM 3/3/97 +0100, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
>>Just copy your wtmp file to wtmp.old or so, and truncate (not delete) the
>>original one using ": > /var/log/wtmp" when this happens again.
Well, I noticed that I was having this problem as well. So, I said
"Fine, I've got time for this." Found out that when I added more disk
or something, I had turned /var/adm into a directory rather than a
symlink. So, I ran savelog correctly on the wtmp. Well, here's the
current output of last:
jean ttyp7 eskimo.com Mon Mar 3 18:43 - 18:47 (00:03)
armadilo ttyp6 beauty.gmu.edu Mon Mar 3 17:58 - 18:56 (00:57)
z*3 Mon Mar 3 17:25 still logged in
dhummer ftp reqd-110.ucdavis Mon Mar 3 17:11 - 17:16 (00:04)
wtmp begins Mon Mar 3 17:11:41 1997
Truncating wtmp every six hours doesn't sound like a real good solution.
Note that I'm still running the 2.0.23+SYN kernel:
Linux perv 2.0.23 #11 Tue Oct 22 00:24:15 PDT 1996 i486 unknown
But I am following bo pretty closely. The only things I've got that
aren't in unstable are sendmail, perl, wu-ftpd and apache.
Whether or not this is the problem, here's some output for grits and
ii base 1.1.0-14 Debian Base System Miscellaneous Files
ii bash 2.0-2 The GNU Bourne Again SHell
ii cron 3.0pl1-34 management of regular background processing
ii libc5 5.4.23-2 The Linux C library version 5 (run-time libr
ii netstd 2.12-1 Networking binaries and daemons for Linux
ii screen 3.7.2-2 A screen manager with VT100/ANSI terminal em
ii sysvinit 2.70-1 System-V like init.
ii xbase 3.2-3 Local clients and configuration required by
>Ok, I've just done this. However, would this have any relation to the utmp
>corrupting outputs of 'w' and 'who' as well?
Haven't had any corrupted 'w' or 'who'. The only corruption I've seen
is visible using last.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.daft.com/~torin> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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