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Old 04-19-2006, 09:18 AM   #1
Wim Sturkenboom
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su - mysql; /dev/tty1 operation not permitted


When installing the standard mysql database, one starts with su - mysql
When I do that, I get the message
Code:
/dev/tty1: Operation not permitted
It however makes me user mysql and I can install the initial db (using mysql_install_db) and start the mysql-server without problems.

I've done this setup several times with Slackware 10.0 and never seen it. I don't seem to be able to find an answer with google.

Any suggestions what causes it?

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Old 04-19-2006, 06:23 PM   #2
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Software and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

The command just looks incorrect for me. ;/dev/tty1 means you try to run /dev/tty1, which is not an executable (and doesn't have +x set). That's why it fails. Which distribution/version is it? And which script?
 
Old 04-20-2006, 02:32 AM   #3
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Sorry about the distro; was originally in the title. Distro Slackware 10.1
You do not 100% understand what I did (my fault)
Code:
root@btd_techweb01# su - mysql
/dev/tty1: operation not permitted
root@btd_techweb01#
The device depends on the terminal I'm in (tty2, ....)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mara
Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Software and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
Just like to understand why it's moved?
The su-command is a normal command and does not have to do with software. The problem might have to do with the mysql-user account but that's still not software.

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Old 04-20-2006, 03:20 AM   #4
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The problem is biff in /etc/profile ... the device you're on is
owned by the original user, and the new users (mysql) biff doesn't
have write access for biff on it.

To get rid of the error (it's non-critical) you can a)
comment out biff in the aforementioned file or b) use
"su mysql && source ~/.bashrc" instead of "su - mysql"


Cheers,
Tink

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Old 04-20-2006, 05:02 AM   #5
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Thanks for the explanation; as it was working I assumed that it was non-critical. Will not modify anything as this is usually a one-time thing.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 04:33 PM   #6
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Just like to understand why it's moved?
The su-command is a normal command and does not have to do with software. The problem might have to do with the mysql-user account but that's still not software.
Explanation: You have posted the thread to General. Not Linux-General, but General, which is not the right place for a technical, Linux-related question. That's why it was moved. I had choosen Software, because you had a software problem.
 
Old 04-21-2006, 12:25 AM   #7
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OK, if that was the case I understand. My mistake.
 
  


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