Openssh Solaris problem writing /var/adm/wtmp

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Thu Apr 28 22:04:41 EST 2005

Frank Beckmann wrote:
> ssh -V
> OpenSSH_3.9p1, OpenSSL 0.9.7e 25 Oct 2004
>>>Apr 27 12:06:03 systemx sshd[869]: [ID 847] wtmp_write:
>>>problem writing /var/adm/wtmp: No such file or directory

There's a section in configure that disables wtmp and utmp on Solaris > 8:

         AC_MSG_CHECKING(for obsolete utmp and wtmp in solaris2.x)
         sol2ver=`echo "$host"| sed -e 's/.*[[0-9]]\.//'`
         if test "$sol2ver" -ge 8; then

Are DISABLE_UTMP and DISABLE_WTMP defined in config.h?  What did output 
after "checking for obsolete utmp and wtmp in solaris2.x" ?

> An other thing...
> we have since Sunday (the day of the paket switch) some defunct´s in the
> process list

> 24342:  lwp_cond_wait(0xFEC834E8, 0xFEC834F8, 0xFEC7CD80) (sleeping...)

LWP == lightweight process == thread?  Did you build it with POSIX 
threads?  If so, that's unsupported.  Does it occur building without?

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