[ILUG] Commands have stopped working
ilug_gmc at fiachra.ucd.ie
Tue Jan 6 17:37:16 GMT 2004
On Tue, 06 Jan 2004, raoul duke wrote:
> sounds like your installation is completely messed up. just backup and
Hey, hang on there. There's three packages broken. Reinstall is hardly
called for yet.
On Tue, 06 Jan 2004, Darragh wrote:
> However after fixing them I noticed that my account was deleted when I
> reinstalled the setup-1.5.27 rpm.
Would it have over-written /etc/passwd and /etc/group with a fresh one per
chance? Killing off your user, the sshd user and the smmsp user/group, and
the privoxy group.
> starting sshd:privlege separation user sshd does not exist failed
> starting sm-client: chown: 'smmsp:smmsp': invalid user
> starting privoxY Jan 06 :16:50:01 privoxY (-1084809088) fatal error: group
> privoxY not set
> Jan 06 :16:50:01 privoxY (-1084809088) fatal error: group privoxY not set
You created yourself a new user. Your UID may have changed. Just check
that all files in your home directory belong to you with 'ls -l'. If not
you'll need something like
chown -R darragh.darragh /home/darragh
to regain ownership. You can either create the users for those other
packages by hand or just reinstall the packages which will do it for you.
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