can't su (more info)

Shawn javajunkie at koyuru.com
Fri Jul 8 06:07:48 UTC 2005


As mentioned, I can't su.

Here is  /var/log/messages and the rpm log

messages:
Jul  8 14:45:59 bb197-165 su(pam_unix)[5234]: session opened for user jr
by root(uid=0)
Jul  8 14:46:03 bb197-165 pam_timestamp_check: pam_timestamp: `/' owner
UID != 0
Jul  8 14:46:07 bb197-165 su(pam_unix)[5251]: authentication failure;
logname=root uid=500 euid=500 tty= ruser=jr rhost=  user=root
Jul  8 14:46:08 bb197-165 pam_timestamp_check: pam_timestamp: `/' owner
UID != 0

Fri Jul  8 08:20:57 2005] up2date availablePackageList from network
[Fri Jul  8 08:25:20 2005] up2date installing packages:
['kernel-2.6.11-1.35_FC3', 'HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.fc3.2',
'ImageMagick-6.2.2.0-2.fc3', 'binutils-2.15.92.0.2-5.1',
'bzip2-1.0.2-13.FC3.1', 'bzip2-libs-1.0.2-13.FC3.1',
'checkpolicy-1.17.5-1.2', 'gaim-1.3.1-0.fc3', 'gamin-0.1.1-1.FC3',
'gedit-2.8.1-2.fc3.1', 'gzip-1.3.3-15.fc3', 'info-4.8-2.1',
'libpcap-0.8.3-9.FC3', 'mikmod-3.1.6-31.FC3', 'netpbm-10.27-4.FC3.1',
'netpbm-progs-10.27-4.FC3.1', 'openssh-3.9p1-8.0.2', 'openssh-
askpass-3.9p1-8.0.2', 'openssh-askpass-gnome-3.9p1-8.0.2', 'openssh-
clients-3.9p1-8.0.2', 'openssh-server-3.9p1-8.0.2', 'selinux-policy-
targeted-1.17.30-3.16', 'spamassassin-3.0.4-1.fc3', 'sudo-1.6.7p5-30.3',
'tcpdump-3.8.2-9.FC3', 'util-linux-2.12a-24.3', 'yum-2.2.1-0.fc3',
'zlib-1.2.1.2-2.fc3'] 
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date Modifying bootloader config to
include the new kernel info
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date Adding 2.6.11-1.35_FC3 to bootloader
config
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date Adding 2.6.11-1.35_FC3 to bootloader
config
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date Running lilo with the new
configuration
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date Modifying bootloader config to
include the new kernel info
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date Adding 2.6.11-1.35_FC3 to bootloader
config
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date Running lilo with the new
configuration
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/kernel-2.6.11-1.35_FC3.i686.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/kernel-2.6.11-1.35_FC3.i686.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.fc3.2.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.fc3.2.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/ImageMagick-6.2.2.0-2.fc3.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/ImageMagick-6.2.2.0-2.fc3.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/binutils-2.15.92.0.2-5.1.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/binutils-2.15.92.0.2-5.1.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/bzip2-1.0.2-13.FC3.1.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/bzip2-1.0.2-13.FC3.1.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/bzip2-
libs-1.0.2-13.FC3.1.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/bzip2-
libs-1.0.2-13.FC3.1.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/checkpolicy-1.17.5-1.2.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/checkpolicy-1.17.5-1.2.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/gaim-1.3.1-0.fc3.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/gaim-1.3.1-0.fc3.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/gamin-0.1.1-1.FC3.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/gamin-0.1.1-1.FC3.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/gedit-2.8.1-2.fc3.1.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/gedit-2.8.1-2.fc3.1.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/gzip-1.3.3-15.fc3.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/gzip-1.3.3-15.fc3.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/info-4.8-2.1.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/info-4.8-2.1.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/libpcap-0.8.3-9.FC3.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:42 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/libpcap-0.8.3-9.FC3.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/mikmod-3.1.6-31.FC3.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/mikmod-3.1.6-31.FC3.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/netpbm-10.27-4.FC3.1.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/netpbm-10.27-4.FC3.1.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/netpbm-
progs-10.27-4.FC3.1.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/netpbm-
progs-10.27-4.FC3.1.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/openssh-3.9p1-8.0.2.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/openssh-3.9p1-8.0.2.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/openssh-
askpass-3.9p1-8.0.2.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/openssh-
askpass-3.9p1-8.0.2.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/openssh-
askpass-gnome-3.9p1-8.0.2.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/openssh-
askpass-gnome-3.9p1-8.0.2.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/openssh-
clients-3.9p1-8.0.2.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/openssh-
clients-3.9p1-8.0.2.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/openssh-
server-3.9p1-8.0.2.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/openssh-
server-3.9p1-8.0.2.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/selinux-
policy-targeted-1.17.30-3.16.noarch.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/selinux-
policy-targeted-1.17.30-3.16.noarch.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/spamassassin-3.0.4-1.fc3.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/spamassassin-3.0.4-1.fc3.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/sudo-1.6.7p5-30.3.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/sudo-1.6.7p5-30.3.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/tcpdump-3.8.2-9.FC3.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/tcpdump-3.8.2-9.FC3.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/util-
linux-2.12a-24.3.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date deleting /var/spool/up2date/util-
linux-2.12a-24.3.i386.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/yum-2.2.1-0.fc3.noarch.hdr
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/yum-2.2.1-0.fc3.noarch.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/zlib-1.2.1.2-2.fc3.i386.rpm
[Fri Jul  8 08:29:43 2005] up2date
deleting /var/spool/up2date/zlib-1.2.1.2-2.fc3.i386.hdr




> Hello,
> 
> I can't su to root anymore.
> 
> I used up2date this morning to get my system updated and then su stopped
> working.
> 
> I can use various applications like "root password" that requires a root
> password be entered before it run and I can log in as root but su simply
> does not work.  I changed the root password successfully but still can't
> su.
> 
> I get a "su: incorrect password" error though am 1000% sure it's right.
> 
> Probably I should be reporting more but am not sure what logs to check.
> 
> I did check /var/logs/messages after logging in as root and saw
> verification errors when I su'd to a regular user and then tried to su
> up to root.  I don't have the exact message now though.
> 
> Any ideas of what I can do?
> 
> As for my yum conf I have (could there be some kind of conflicts in
> them?)
> 
> [dag]
> name=Dag RPM Repository for Fedora Core
> baseurl=http://apt.sw.be/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/dag gpgcheck=1
> enabled=1
> 
> [updates-released]
> name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates
> #baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch/
> mirrorlist=http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors/updates-released-fc
> $releasever
> enabled=1
> gpgcheck=1
> 
> [base]
> name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base
> #baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os/
> mirrorlist=http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors/fedora-core-
> $releasever
> enabled=1
> gpgcheck=1
> 
> name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Test Updates
> #baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/testing/$releasever/$basearch/
> mirrorlist=http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors/updates-testing-fc
> $releasever
> enabled=0
> gpgcheck=1
> 
> 
> 
> Shawn
> 




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