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Posted by:Phylum
Subject:Kismet will not start: getpwuid() failed error (on Gentoo)
Date:16:13:02 30/04/2006

> > Yea I was hiding information ;) not that it really matters.
> > I had to `cd ~ ; chmod 755 . ; chmod 755 ..` to correct the problem.
>
> Hello,
>
> I have exactly the same problem on my gentoo box; unfortunately the above command did not work for me.
>
> my passwd file is as follows :
>
> #ls -al /etc/passwd
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1939 Apr 19 12:04 passwd
>
> this the line getpwuid() should look for (as configured in kismet.conf on the line suiduser=kek'):
>
> #cat passwd | grep kek
> kek:x:1000:100::/home/kek:/bin/bash
>
> These are the permissions on my home directory:
>
> # ls -al
> total 12
> drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jan 30 19:52 .
> d-wxr--r-t 19 root root 4096 Apr 30 14:51 ..
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Jul 30 2005 .keep
> drwxr-xr-x 56 kek users 4096 Apr 30 15:35 kek
>
> On the 'unstable' Gentoo ebuild for Kismet (kismet-2006.04.1), the exact error is :
>
> ERROR: Could not explode home directory path, getpwuid() failed: Permission denied.
>
> Thank you in advance,

Hey Kek,
Did you run the command as root or as the user kek?


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