On 2/12/08, Derek Ragona <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > At 06:16 PM 2/12/2008, Neil Gruending wrote: > > Hi, > > Today I upgraded my computer to 6.3, but now root can't su to other > users. I login as a regular user (neil) over ssh and I can su to > become root. But now root can't su to other users. For example, if I > do "su svn" I get "su: Sorry". My boot rc scripts do the same thing > where I use su. Everything worked fine when I was running 6.2. Any > help is appreciated. I followed the binary upgrade procedure in the > release announcement. > > Thanks > Neil > Did you run mergemaster? Check your users still exist in /etc/passwd? > > -Derek > > -- > This message has been scanned for viruses and > dangerous content by MailScanner, and is > believed to be clean.
I didn't run mergemaster because http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.3R/announce.html didn't say to. However, I did try su at the console with the same result, but I was getting pam_acct_mgmt: authentication errors. I checked /etc/master.passwd and noticed that the accounts I was trying to su to were locked. I tried "passwd account" as root on an account that wasn't working and once I set a password it I could su to it as long as logins were enabled. I tried another account with disabled logins and got "This account is currently not available". Both of these accounts only exist to let servers run as different users. What's the proper way to set them up? Maybe that's my issue instead. I only noticed this because the servers weren't starting because the init scripts can't su to the right users anymore. Thanks, Neil _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"