Re: WARNING! Do NOT upgrade sysklogd to 1.3-29
> I spent the better part of the day trying to figure this one out. Not only did
> I lose the ablilty to become root, but my machine hung when trying to start the
> postgresql postmaster (which I believe needed root privlages). I was stumped
> because I was able to boot up from my rescue disk and chroot to my system and
> log in as root, but was not able to do it if I booted w/o the rescue disk. Do
> you know how the sysklogd was able to stop all login's, su's and my postgre?
Thus - root logins, su's and (I guess postgresql) call syslogd when they
are started: hence a broken sysklogd can make them hang.
Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo
Steward of the Cambridge Tolkien Society
Selwyn College Computer Support