PPP/su startup error

Andrew Wiles adw at jara23.co.uk
Mon Oct 4 21:28:09 PDT 2004

Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 05, 2004 at 05:08:03AM +0100, Andrew Wiles wrote:
>>Since just prior to the new pfil hooks commit and with 5.3-BETA7 I now 
>>get the following error on boot:
>>Starting ppp as "root"
>>Shared object "libintl.so.6" not found, required by "su"
>>The shared library exists in /usr/local/lib but isn't being found.
>>As to why su or ppp would need that lib at boot time also confuses me as 
>>it is now part of the base system.
>>Running either su or ppp after the system is up works fine.
>>Any help with this problem would be appreciated.
> What does /usr/bin/su link to?  Do you have any other spurious su
> binaries in the system path?
> kris

su looks normal to me, and no other su's anywhere on the system.
Could it possibly be because my ppp script uses the pppoa port for its 
connection that it is now failing?

root at skynet:~> which su
root at skynet:~> ls -l /usr/bin/su
-r-sr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  14284 Oct  5 04:05 /usr/bin/su
root at skynet:~> ldd /usr/bin/su
         libutil.so.4 => /lib/libutil.so.4 (0x28079000)
         libpam.so.2 => /usr/lib/libpam.so.2 (0x28086000)
         libc.so.5 => /lib/libc.so.5 (0x2808d000)
root at skynet:~> find / -name "su"

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