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Posted by:garlicsalt2
Subject:make suidinstall fails on powerbook (darwin) with RC2
Date:00:00:12 21/06/2009

Running 'sudo make suidinstall' fails, but 'make install' works just fine, see below.

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aarons-powerbook-g4-12:kismet-2009-05-RC2 aaron$ sudo make suidinstall
groupadd -f staff
make: groupadd: Command not found
make: *** [suidinstall] Error 127
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Compilation completed without any errors.

Running kismet_server fails, as below:
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aarons-powerbook-g4-12:kismet-2009-05-RC2 aaron$ kismet_server -n
INFO: Not running as root - will try to launch root control binary (/usr/lo
cal/bin/kismet_capture) to control cards.
Failed to exec as IPC child: No such file or directory
INFO: Reading from config file /usr/local/etc/kismet.conf
ERROR: Failed to open file descriptor passing socket during root IPC synchr
onization, may cause problems in the future
INFO: No 'dronelisten' config line and no command line drone-listen
argument given, Kismet drone server will not be enabled.
INFO: Created alert tracker...
ERROR: Failed to open primary plugin directory (/usr/local/lib/kismet/):
No such file or directory
ERROR: Failed to open user plugin directory (/Users/aaron/.kismet//plugins/
): No such file or directory
INFO: Kismet will attempt to hop channels at 5 channels per second unless
overridden by source-specific options
INFO: No specific sources named on the command line, sources will be read
from kismet.conf
INFO: Using default channel list 'IEEE80211b' on source 'en1'
INFO: Created source en1 with UUID 231bd7de-5df5-11de-b69a-12750389023c
INFO: Will attempt to reopen on source 'en1' if there are errors
INFO: Created Kismet UI TCP server on port 2501
INFO: Kismet drone framework disabled, drone will not be activated.
INFO: Inserting basic packet dissectors...
INFO: Allowing Kismet frontends to view WEP keys
INFO: Starting GPS components...
INFO: Enabling reconnection to the GPS device if the link is lost
ERROR: Could not create initial connection to the GPSD server
INFO: Using GPSD server on localhost:2947
ERROR: Could not open OUI file '/etc/manuf': No such file or directory
ERROR: Could not open OUI file '/usr/share/wireshark/wireshark/manuf': No
such file or directory
ERROR: Could not open OUI file '/usr/share/wireshark/manuf': No such file
or directory
ERROR: No OUI files were available, will not resolve manufacturer names
for MAC addresses
INFO: Creating network tracker...
INFO: Creating channel tracker...
INFO: Registering dumpfiles...
INFO: Pcap log in PPI format
INFO: Kismet starting to gather packets
INFO: Deferring opening of packet source 'en1' to IPC child
FATAL: Suid-root control binary failed: No such file or directory
FATAL: Root IPC control binary has died, shutting down
INFO: IPC controller waiting for IPC child process 3382 to end.
ERROR: Child process 3382 didn't die cleanly, killing it.
INFO: IPC controller IPC child process 3382 has ended.
ERROR: Could not connect to the GPSD server, will reconnect in 5 seconds
INFO: Shutting down plugins...

*** KISMET IS SHUTTING DOWN ***

*** KISMET HAS ENCOUNTERED A FATAL ERROR AND CANNOT CONTINUE. ***
Shutting down log files...
FATAL: Suid-root control binary failed: No such file or directory
FATAL: Root IPC control binary has died, shutting down
WARNING: Kismet changes the configuration of network devices.
In most cases you will need to restart networking for
your interface (varies per distribution/OS, but
usually: /etc/init.d/networking restart

Kismet exiting.
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I am going to look through the makefile, and see if I can bypass that command. FYI: I am already a member of the 'Staff" group.


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