Bug 1381 - Utmpd not running
Summary: Utmpd not running
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-03-01 11:03 UTC by Joseph Malicki
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:09 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-18 23:41:15 UTC

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Description Joseph Malicki 1999-03-01 11:03:34 UTC
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 13:55:59 UTC
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 23:41:59 UTC
utmpd is not needed is you do not have legacy programs that want to
write directly to the utmp file.

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