Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428
messages in /var/log/messages reports incorrect logout times
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:48 EDT
I'm not actually sure if this is being caused by sysklogd
or some other package. I have applied all RPM's from the
errata pages and still notice the following in
Dec 15 08:45:20 bighat login: ROOT LOGIN on tty2
Dec 15 08:45:20 bighat PAM_pwdb (login) session closed
for user root
Even though I'm still logged in, it looks as though I logged
in and then right back out.
Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks for making a
Some over zealous hacking in util-linux-2. to remove
an "extra" process resulted in PAM credentials being discarded
before forking the user's shell rather than after the shell
exits. The good old util-linux-2.7 behavior (fork and waitpid)
has been restored.
Try the Raw Hide util-linux-2.9-4 rpm and repopen this bug if that
rpm does not fix your problem.
I can't upgrade to util-linux-2.8-11 (rawhide) without upgrading to
slang-1.2.2-3 (rawhide), which in turn would require updating a bunch
of other packages, including: gecko, kbdconfig, mc, mouseconfig, newt,
ntsysv, rhs-hwdiag, timeconfig, tkmc & Xconfigurator. I'd rather stay
at the relase 5.2 level if possible since this will be a production
Any other ideas? Thanks!
You can upgrade the RPM by using rpm --nodeps -U util-linux-blah...
unless you're planning on using cfdisk, you won't have a problem.
Alternatively, you can rebuild the rawhide RPM.
There is an errata item for util-linux-2.9-4 on Red Hat 5.2
that will be out Real Soon Now.