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Bug 1381 - Utmpd not running
Utmpd not running
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-03-01 06:03 EST by Joseph Malicki
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:09 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-18 18:41:15 EST
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Description Joseph Malicki 1999-03-01 06:03:34 EST
In glibc 2.1 it appears that a daemon, utmpd, is required to
do utmp logging.  In Rawhide 1.2.7-1.2.9 at least, it does
not appear to run by default, so it must be manually started
for any user logging to occur.  Perhaps it should even
appear in /etc/inittab w/ respawn to prevent it from being
killed, rather than the initscripts?  The approach of
logging who is on the system by a daemon seems to be rather
suspect to begin with....
Comment 1 Joseph Malicki 1999-03-01 08:55:59 EST
Oops!  It seems that utmpd is not needed, but the "who" command in the
current sh-utils  reads /var/run/utmp rather than /var/run/utmpx
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-03-18 18:41:59 EST
utmpd is not needed is you do not have legacy programs that want to
write directly to the utmp file.

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