February 15, 2004 I am presently running FreeBSD version 5.2.
Question # 1: When I type 'su' and subsequently type in my password, I am taken to the root. However, certain programs; i.e., 'portupgrade' will not run. If I then subsequently type 'su' I a, presented with a new prompt although no password is requested. I can now run programs like 'portupgrade' without incident. I am unable to find any documentation that states I should be running the 'su' command twice. Can someone explain to me what is happening here? Is this normal. Exactly how many levels are there? I thought that there were only two: the log in level and root level. Is there a third level or is this some sort of fluke. Question # 2: Second, while typing in search terms in Google, I came across this web site - http://andrsn.stanford.edu/FreeBSD/newuser.html You will notice the entry about updating the database for the 'whereis' and 'locate' commands. I have read the manual on 'locate' and tried running the files mentioned manually, but alias all I receive is an error message that the command does not exist. Again, I have no idea what I am doing incorrectly. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks in advance! Gerard E. Seibert [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"