On 6/23/09, Rob Hurle <rob1...@gmail.com> wrote:
>   Due to some meteorological disasters I've had to replace my 6.1
> FreeBSD system and I've installed 7.2 on the refurbished i386
> computer:
>
> freebsd [22:03] ~>uname -a
> FreeBSD freebsd.connect-a.com.au 7.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE #0:
> Fri May  1 08:49:13 UTC 2009
>
> My desktop is KDE Version 4.2.2 (not yet sure that this is an
> improvement over the previous version).  I'm starting to re-install
> software using portupgrade (portinstall).  I've a few problems with
> that, but I'll leave that to another post.  The immediate problem is
> that I've used portinstall to install gimp (picture processing
> software) which I was happily using on the previous version.  It
> installs OK (after a fearful amount of time) but when I start it, I
> get a segmentation fault:
>
> freebsd [22:07] ~>gimp &
> [1] 3696
> freebsd [22:09] ~>
> [1]    Segmentation fault            gimp
> freebsd [22:09] ~>
>
> If I run as root, there is no problem:
>
> freebsd [22:09] ~>sudo gimp &
> [1] 3700
> freebsd [22:10] ~>
> [1]  + Suspended (tty output)        sudo gimp
> freebsd [22:10] ~>fg
> sudo gimp
> Password:
>
> freebsd [22:11] ~>
>
> It starts OK and I can use it fine.  The config file ".gimp-2.6" is
> saved in root's home directory.  I've tried RTFM, but there is no
> information on this problem.  Maybe it's due to some library having
> the wrong permissions and I should search the system for files with
> 544 permissions or something.  Does anyone have a clue as to what's
> going on, or should I report a bug?  Thanks heaps.
>
> Rob Hurle

Rob,

Any chance you're using something like Kerberos, *SQL, LDAP, NIS, or
some other remote database to login to your system?


Is it all local users, or are they all from remote?
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