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Date:      Tue, 20 Jan 2009 01:05:25 +0200
From:      Giorgos Keramidas <>
Subject:   Re: Question in regards root
Message-ID:  <87fxjeaocq.fsf@kobe.laptop>
In-Reply-To: <> (Trevor Smolinski's message of "Tue, 20 Jan 2009 08:48:08 +1100 (EST)")
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On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 08:48:08 +1100 (EST), "Trevor Smolinski" <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Just wondering if you can help. The permissions have been changed and
> now I can no longer login as root, it comes up and says "login: Could
> not determine audit condition".
> I am wondering if there is a command to get around this to become root
> so I can make the changes to the permissions etc?

This error is returned by the auditon() system call when your kernel
returns ENOSYS (No such system call) for the auditon() call.  It looks
like you are running a kernel that does not support auditing but a
/usr/bin/login binary that includes audit(4) related calls.

If you recently rebuild your kernel to remove AUDIT support, you should
install an up to date userland too.

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