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From: Bela Lubkin <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: no run level Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 04:59:48 GMT References: <email@example.com>
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Scott McMillan wrote: > >That script didn't fix it, but I found this in /etc/rc.d/8/userdef > > > >> /etc/utmp > >> /etc/wtmp > >> /etc/utmpx > >> /etc/wtmpx > > > >And a bunch of other stuff. I commented those lines out and now it's > >working after a reboot. > > Wow, someone definitely misunderstood this write-up > https://aplawrence.com/cgi-bin/ta.pl?arg=105610 > > which clearly states "The above script can be run manually prior to > shutting the system down". Your system was clearing these out as it > was coming back up.
Current releases of OSR5 do blank utmp and utmpx during startup (it's wrong to blank wtmp*). But the blanking is done much earlier in startup, in /etc/bcheckrc (which is run very early out of inittab). >Bela<
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