5.2.1 boot question

Doug White dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Tue Jun 22 00:08:26 GMT 2004

On Sat, 19 Jun 2004, Darin wrote:

> I've been working on getting a system ready for my daughter to use, and have
> run into a problem.
> The system is running 5.2.1-RELEASE-p8 that was cvsuped yesterday.
> The problem was caused by the Kuser app that I installed as part of the KDE3
> port.  For some reason it set all of the accounts on the system to expired,
> including root.  I was able to fix the problem by rebuilding spwd.db and
> pwd.db with pwd_mkdb.  So, I can log on again and su to root to finish up
> any ports that I need to compile in.

This was a known bug with that package build, sadly.  Any recent build
has a fix.

> However, when the machine boots, I get the following on the screen and in
> /var/log/messages:
> Jun 19 14:17:41 dell1 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
> Jun 19 14:17:41 dell1 kernel: term R  *Handler Int

Somewhere you have 'sysctl sysctl' running, which is probably in
/etc/sysctl.conf.  Make sure they're just name=value pairs and not full
sysctl commands.

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