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Bug 428 - messages in /var/log/messages reports incorrect logout times
Summary: messages in /var/log/messages reports incorrect logout times
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1998-12-15 15:55 UTC by esisler
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1998-12-16 19:34:17 UTC

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Description esisler 1998-12-15 15:55:39 UTC
I'm not actually sure if this is being caused by sysklogd
or some other package.  I have applied all RPM's from the
errata pages and still notice the following in

Dec 15 08:45:20 bighat login[294]: ROOT LOGIN on tty2
Dec 15 08:45:20 bighat PAM_pwdb[294] (login) session closed
for user root

Even though I'm still logged in, it looks as though I logged
in and then right back out.

Any help would be most appreciated.  Thanks for making a
great product.


Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1998-12-15 16:10:59 UTC
Some over zealous hacking in util-linux-2.[89] to remove
an "extra" process resulted in PAM credentials being discarded
before forking the user's shell rather than after the shell
exits. The good old util-linux-2.7 behavior (fork and waitpid)
has been restored.

Try the Raw Hide util-linux-2.9-4 rpm and repopen this bug if that
rpm does not fix your problem.

Comment 2 esisler 1998-12-15 20:24:59 UTC
I can't upgrade to util-linux-2.8-11 (rawhide) without upgrading to
slang-1.2.2-3 (rawhide), which in turn would require updating a bunch
of other packages, including: gecko, kbdconfig, mc, mouseconfig, newt,
ntsysv, rhs-hwdiag, timeconfig, tkmc & Xconfigurator.  I'd rather stay
at the relase 5.2 level if possible since this will be a production

Any other ideas?  Thanks!

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1998-12-15 22:43:59 UTC
You can upgrade the RPM by using rpm --nodeps -U util-linux-blah...
unless you're planning on using cfdisk, you won't have a problem.
Alternatively, you can rebuild the rawhide RPM.

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 1998-12-16 19:34:59 UTC
There is an errata item for util-linux-2.9-4 on Red Hat 5.2
that will be out Real Soon Now.

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