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Re: /var/run/utmp

At 11:39 +0100 1999-03-15, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
In article <cistron.19990314200005.B11176@rn082110.mrs.umn.edu>,
dan  <dan@rn082110.mrs.umn.edu> wrote:
For information about glibc2.1 and the new utmpd, please read the README.utmpd
that comes with the glibc2.1 package.

I haven't installed glibc2.1 yet (just came back from CA), but I assume
now glibc implements /var/run/utmp and /var/run/utmpx like Solaris does
for backwards compatibility with libc5?

There is another reason for utmpd, and that's to allow programs to write utmp entries without needing to be suid root. In any event, due to the distressingly large number of programs that manipulate the utmp and wtmp files directly, I am getting rid of utmpd in the next release.
Joel Klecker (aka Espy)                     <URL:http://web.espy.org/>
<URL:mailto:jk@espy.org>                  <URL:mailto:espy@debian.org>

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