[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#669651: login: failing to update utmp at console.

Mats Erik Andersson mats.andersson at gisladisker.se
Fri Apr 20 18:36:30 UTC 2012

Package: login
Version: 1:4.1.5-1
Severity: serious

The recent update of 'login' is no longer able to
make an entry in "/var/run/utmp" for any user logging
in via a virtual terminal, i.e., text console, on my
linux-i386 system. Downgrading to 1:
restores this vital element of system management.

Please, take care to examine effects on WTMP and UTMP
also for text consoles henceforth. I have repaired some
terminal emulators myself, but "login" must never be

Best regards,
  Mats Erik Andersson, DM
Mats Erik Andersson, fil. dr
<mats.andersson at gisladisker.se>
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