On Monday, April 17, 2006 5:45 PM James Riendeau wrote:

> I upgraded to 6.1 RC-1 from 5.4, and when I su to root, it's not  
> prompting for a password.  I created a new account, and it does the  
> same thing there.  If the user is in the wheel group, it 
> drops to the  
> # prompt.  If not, it echos the BAD SU attempt error message.  I  
> think it has something to do with PAM, but the documentation is not  
> exactly written for those of us who don't have MS/Ph.D.'s in 
> computer  
> science.  Does anyone know how to fix this?  I thought I 
> followed all  
> the directions in /usr/src/UPDATING, but I must have done something  
> wrong, probably while using mergemaster.
> My apologies if this has already been asked, but the search function  
> on lists.freebsd.org won't let me access other search result pages  
> beyond the first, and google didn't help.

You probably clobbered master.passwd when you mergemastered. In all
probability, root now has no password at all. Set one with passwd.


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