[arch-general] login fails after update

Dave Morgan davemorgan353 at btinternet.com
Sun Jul 15 23:42:28 EDT 2012

On 15/07/12 at 08:40pm, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 10:11:28AM +0100, Dave Morgan wrote:
> > Boot into single user mode and look at /var/log/auth.log.  It should
> > tell you what the problem is.
> Seemed some things were missing, one of them being login....
> Which is *very strange* ...
> Fortunately I could afford to just dump this system and do
> a fresh netinstall - all OK now.
> It was installed something like half a year ago and not used
> at all before I tried the upgrade. So I really wonder if the
> late 2011 install image followed by a pacman -Syu still works,
> as far as I can tell it doesn't, and only a netinstall will.
> Ciao,
> --
> FA
> A world of exhaustive, reliable metadata would be an utopia.
> It's also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris
> and hysterically inflated market opportunities. (Cory Doctorow)

The most likely reason for /bin/login being missing is that the upgrade
was forced.


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