On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 04:11:12PM -0400, Glen Barber typed: > On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 9:06 AM, Unga<unga...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > > Hi all > > > > This is FreeBSD 7.2 on i386. > > > > After a custom compiled from sources installation, root cannot log in but > > normal users can log in. > > > > Here are the messages in /var/log/messages: > > Jun 14 00:44:58 xxx login: ROOT LOGIN (root) ON ttyv0 > > Jun 14 00:44:58 xxx kernel: pid 757 (login), uid 0: exited on signal 11 > > Jun 14 00:45:00 xxx kernel: pid 760 (cron), uid 0: exited on signal 11 > > (core dumped) > > > > Note, cron also fails. > > > > When try to log in, it checks the password correctly, ie. if I type a wrong > > password for root, it says "Incorrect ...", but when type the correct > > password, it simply come out and prompts the login prompt. > > > > It looks like something is missing required for the root to log in. I'm > > using bash shell. Any ideas? > > I'll make the (probably correct) assumption that you've changed root's > default shell to bash. > > If so, reboot into single-user mode, and change it back.
Why reboot? You can "su -s /bin/tcsh" > This is one of the best reasons not to screw around with the root account. Agree. I should bookmark this thread for when (not if) this discussion comes up again. Ruben _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"