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Re: acct going berserk!

	Subject: Re: acct going berserk!
	Date: Mon, Apr 26, 1999 at 02:02:58PM +0100

In reply to:David Wright

Quoting David Wright(d.wright@open.ac.uk):
> Quoting Wayne Topa (wtopa@mindspring.com):
> > Quoting Max(maxk@chinook.stanford.edu):
> > > Has anyone else noticed their /var/account/pacct files growing out of
[ snip ]

> On my system, /var/account/pacct suddenly grows out of control
> until the disk is full (within a few minutes) and all the daemons
> start bleating (shared partition for home,tmp,var). After removing
> the file, I have to fsck to reclaim the space (thousands of fixes
> scream past on the console). Then I remove acct and forget about it
> until a new distribution appears.
> Are you runing hamm or slink (i.e. do I have to try again)?
> Cheers,

With the above tip (acct) I think I have found the problem.  I checked
my /var/lib/dpkg/status file.  It seem I do NOT have that installed and
the error msg is - /etc/cron.monthly/acct: ac: command not found -.

So it seem that the cron.monthly doesn't realize it.  The cron.daily
and monthly scripts do not check of the existence of the ac
executable.  I will just make the acct files in cron not executable.
That should fix it here.

BTW running slink, Kernel 2.2.6 with a bit of potato.

Thanks, I had been looking for account, not acct.  You help me find
the problem here, hope you can find your problem now.

Best regards

Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
Wayne T. Topa <wtopa@mindspring.com>

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