[PC-BSD Support] disappering symlinks
cynique.nada at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 22:51:47 PDT 2009
thank you both for answers.
i didn't reboot the box after the installation. for reboots i have my
windows desktop box -)
Kris Moore wrote:
> We don't ship any scripts that monkey with the various symlinks here. My guess would be that some 3rd party program is removing them. What did you install via ports on this system?
i'm aware of that and i don't want to blame pcbsd. i doubt it has
something in common with default installation. why would you somewhere
in the system remove symlinks that are needed for proper working? that
would be silly.
i have installed tons of ports - i have openvpn/openssh, samba,
pure-ftpd, squid, several jails with apache/mysql/php and for boinc and
similar stuph. then i use the machine as a torrent downloader, mail and
im client (alpine, centerim). everything in cli, i use no gui. 'pkg_info
| wc -l' gives 765 packages, i can list them all, if it might help. my
initial idea was it's because of a hacker attack but after network
disconnect and some offline checks i think that it's not this case.
anyway i was just hoping someone had this issue before.
> ------Original Message------
> From: USM Bish
> Sender: support-bounces at lists.pcbsd.org
> To: cynique
> Cc: support at lists.pcbsd.org
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Support] disappering symlinks
> Sent: Apr 5, 2009 1:57 PM
> cynique wrote:
> [ some snipped ]
> > 1st issue
> > ---------
> > after some twiddling (installing, ifconfig up/down) i
> > couldn't login as a normal user (via ssh and even on
> > console). only root worked. i figured out that ~home
> > symbolic link (to /usr/home) disappeared and /etc/passwd
> > entries were pointing to nowhere. thus no login. after i
> > setup back the symbolic link everything works fine. after
> > this i rewrote /etc/passwd to point to /usr/home instead of
> > /home.
> I am also a relative newcomer to PC-BSD, and no authority, but
> these sumlinks to /home and /Programs are by default, set at
> initial installation. I do not run on a server, just on my
> laptop, but with recurrent boots and much shorter uptime, I
> have faced no such issue. My /etc/passwd works on the symlinks
> stated without any issues:
> [bish at pcbsd ~]$ ls -al /home
> lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 8 Mar 14 17:11 /home -> /usr/home
> [bish at pcbsd ~]$ ls -al /Programs
> lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 13 Dec 5 19:37 /Programs -> /usr/Programs
> [bish at pcbsd ~]$ cat /etc/passwd | grep bish
> bish:*:1001:1001:USM Bish:/home/bish:/usr/local/bin/bash
> [bish at pcbsd ~]$
> [ some more snipped ]
> > so my question is: does anyone please have any idea why
> > those symlinks are disappearing?
> If they are disappearing after reboot, then there must be some
> 'rm' somewhere in the boot processes within /etc or during
> startup of /PCBSD scripts, which has come in with something
> that has been installed later. This should not happen on a
> running system !
> Just a guess ...
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