Problems with locale & entropy (what's that?)
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Fri Jan 27 13:25:40 PST 2006
vittorio <vdemart1 at tin.it> writes:
> On a (mainly) postgresql pentium 4 server at office I upgraded freebsd 5.4 to
> 6 by means of a CD with the standard ISO
> downloaded from ftp.freebsd.org (I can't use any alternative means becuase
> of the tight rules of security of our network).
> I tailored and compiled the kernel and upgraded the system by the usual
> make buildword
> mergemaster -p
So what you're saying is that you did a source upgrade rather than a
binary upgrade, and that you got the sources from the CD? If so, and
you did a "buildworld" but no buildkernel/installkernel? That means
you're still running a 5.4 kernel. Perhaps you mis-typed your "usual
commands"? [After all, there is a typo in them, so you obviously
didn't cut and paste from what you actually did.
> The locale is Italian and the system speaks Italian, for instance mc.
> Not it happens that when launching 010.pgsql start, apache.sh start, etc.
> they all start issuing the following warning
> --: not found
> Besides, after upgrading to 6, I go on receiving each 11 minutes the
> following email
> Wed, 25 Jan 2006 18:00:00 +0100 (CET)
> From: operator at uffbsd.ddd (Cron Daemon)
> To: operator at uffbsd.ddd
> Subject: Cron <operator at uffbsd>
> X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
> X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/>
> Env: <LOGNAME=operator>
> X-Cron-Env: <USER=operator>
> --: not found
> /var/log/messages doesn't say anything related to this.
> Could you give me a helpful hand?
The save-entropy cron job (type "apropos entropy" if you still don't
know what entropy is) does, indeed, run 11 minutes from crontab.
Like all the startup scripts, it includes /etc/defaults/rc.conf and
/etc/rc.conf to let you set configuration for its behaviour. I
suspect that you have some bad syntax in rc.conf; you can run it
through sh to see: "sh /etc/rc.conf".
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