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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Kismet will not start: getpwuid() failed error (on Gentoo)
Date:18:26:15 21/03/2006

> Will drop privs to <user> (uid-N) gid N

I assume this is you hiding the real information?

> Dropped prives to <user> (uid-N) gid N
> Allowing clients to fetch WEP keys.
> ERROR: Could not explode home directory path, getpwuid() failed.

Something is set up wrong in your system. Either the user is made incorrectly, or you have permissions problems somewhere. This is a libc internal error, getpwuid should never fail.

Check permissions on your fs root, if those are wrong you're going to have nothing but grief.


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