PPP/su startup error

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Tue Oct 5 08:42:09 PDT 2004

On Tue, Oct 05, 2004 at 05:28:04AM +0100, Andrew Wiles wrote:
> 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"
> >>/libexec/ld-elf.so.1:
> >>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?

Yes.  It's probably being run too early in the boot process.

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