Login prompt when starting services after FreeBSD port install
tillman at seekingfire.com
Mon May 3 16:55:05 PDT 2004
On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 05:14:08PM -0400, Robert Fitzpatrick wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 15:37, Tillman Hodgson wrote:
> > However .... check the contents of your /etc/make.conf. If you've
> > redefined the location of some of the "HOME" variables (like
> > HEIMDAL_HOME), that might be causing a problem.
> Right again!
Which part was right? :-)
> How would this cause the problem? And how can I get back those system
Because those variable control where the port installs files, it's
possible for it to clobber the system files. If you then uninstall the
files, they'll be removed. That's one possibility I can see for how your
system files might've been removed.
A good default is to simply not set a HEIMDAL_HOME (or any other _HOME
variable for that matter) in /etc/make.conf unless you have a specific
reason to change it and understand the implications of that change.
Ports generally do "the right thing" if left to their defaults.
Restoring your files can be done from a backup or from something like a
"make installworld". Rebuilding the port after cleaning up
/etc/make.conf can install the Heimdal port files in the "normal"
Note that Heimdal is more-or-less integrated into FreeBSD already -- the
port isn't necessary (though it does provide some shiny bits over the
integrated version). See the Handbook chapter for details.
Page xxviii: More than any other computer system today, Unix will repay
every moment that you spend learning and experimenting.
- Harley Hahn, _The Unix Companion_
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