[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#776314: /var/log/faillog is never updated

roger21 roger21 at free.fr
Mon Jan 26 17:31:37 UTC 2015

Package: login
Version: 1:

while auth.log and laslog are updated faillog is not

# faillog -a

all the lines are like :

root            0        0   01/01/70 01:00:00 +0100
user            0        0   01/01/70 01:00:00 +0100

of course i did fail some login with a user and root

i usually log from ssh so i also tried a fail log from the terminal 
itself, it changed nothing to faillog (auth.log is updated)

# grep -i faillog /etc/login.defs :
FAILLOG_ENAB            yes

# grep -ri tally /etc/*
-> nothing other than comments

the file /var/log/faillog never changed since the installation

i do not reset the modification date of /var/log/faillog with a "faillog 
-ra" as root (which semms odd or lead to think i understand nothing to 
the problem)

# uname -a (w/o hostname)
Linux 3.2.0-4-486 #1 Debian 3.2.65-1+deb7u1 i686 GNU/Linux

# apt-cache policy libc6
   Installed: 2.13-38+deb7u6

it is a debian wheezy stable, no fancy things


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