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tessmonsta
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:57 am    Post subject: SuperUser Strangeness [SOLVED] Reply with quote

I've been having a rather annoying error whenever I invoke su:

Code:

tess@deni-chan ~ $ su
Password:
configuration error - unknown item 'FAILLOG_ENAB' (notify administrator)
configuration error - unknown item 'LASTLOG_ENAB' (notify administrator)
configuration error - unknown item 'MOTD_FILE' (notify administrator)
configuration error - unknown item 'FTMP_FILE' (notify administrator)
configuration error - unknown item 'ENV_ROOTPATH' (notify administrator)
configuration error - unknown item 'PASS_MIN_LEN' (notify administrator)
configuration error - unknown item 'CHFN_AUTH' (notify administrator)
deni-chan tess #         


After searching around a bit, it seems that to solve this problem, I should invoke env-update. However, when I do so I get this:

Code:

deni-chan tess # etc-update
Scanning Configuration files...
The following is the list of files which need updating, each
configuration file is followed by a list of possible replacement files.
1) /etc/apache2/modules.d/47_mod_dav_svn.conf
/etc/apache2/modules.d/._cfg0000_47_mod_dav_svn.conf
2) /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev.rules
/etc/udev/rules.d/._cfg0000_50-udev.rules

###CUTTING OUT THE MIDDLE FOR BREVITY###

45) /etc/pam.d/usermod
/etc/pam.d/._cfg0000_usermod
46) /etc/wget/wgetrc
/etc/wget/._cfg0000_wgetrc
Please select a file to edit by entering the corresponding number.
              (don't use -3 or -5 if you're unsure what to do)
              (-1 to exit) (-3 to auto merge all remaining files)
                           (-5 to auto-merge AND not use 'mv -i'): -1
Exiting: User termination!
deni-chan tess #                       


I certainly don't know what to do at this point. If I try to type in a positive number, it seems to open the the corresponding config file for edit. At this point, I have no clue what to do.

Help, please?

-Tess


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After you type in the number of the file you want to look at you would hit the "q" which will take you to the next screen. If you havent edited any of the files yet (like to set up udev or your make.conf) then you can just tell portage to overwrite the orginal with the new one; otherwise tell it to leave your file alone and to delete the new one. I dont usually mess with the merging of the two files. If you are still installing and such than just make sure its not like the make.conf file and just tell etc-update to overwrite it. Thats what I did and my systems are purring like kittens. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First try reading the man page for etc-update (man etc-update). A basic rule I follow is to update the file of I have not changed it, and if I have changed it check to see if the update is changing what I changed back to what it was before I changed it. If this is the case and it is also changing a lot of other stuff I will write down what I changed, update the file, and then change the stuff again. If it is a file I had changed and it is only changing the stuff I changed back I delete the update. I think if you follow that you will be okay.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sonikntails wrote:
After you type in the number of the file you want to look at you would hit the "q" which will take you to the next screen. If you havent edited any of the files yet (like to set up udev or your make.conf) then you can just tell portage to overwrite the orginal with the new one; otherwise tell it to leave your file alone and to delete the new one.


Wonderful! That solved my problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured you were just lost as what to hit after the files popped up on the screen.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sonikntails wrote:
I figured you were just lost as what to hit after the files popped up on the screen.

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:oops: Yeah, exactly that.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.
See here: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-366499.html
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