SUMMARY: accounting on a Sparc 2 running 4.1.3_U1

From: Derrick D. Hongerholt (
Date: Sat Feb 18 1995 - 13:32:51 CST


I finally have time to summarize.

Thanks to:

Greg Price
Rob Vahsen
Kevin Sheehan
Chris Cooper

Original Message:
> I am having problems getting accounting up and running. I entered the
> proper lines in the file /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root and started the
> startup program in /usr/lib/acct. I also changed my /etc/rc script to do this
> on boot time. I did not reboot yet however.
> Does anyone know of anything I may be missing in this procedure, like do I
> really have to reboot. I checked and it appears that my GENERIC config file
> used to create my kernel has the option accounting on.

The answer was that I was running accounting, but I did not have the file


I simply made this file and the finger command started reading from it and the
system updates it now. I thought the system would make this file on its own.

Thanks again

Derrick Hongerholt

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