Issues starting kadmin on suse linux

Tadoori (EXT), Vilas vilas.tadoori.ext at
Fri May 22 10:30:39 EDT 2009

I am using a 1.63 code base

-----Original Message-----
From: Tadoori (EXT), Vilas 
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009 7:59 PM
To: 'Luke Scharf'
Cc: kerberos at
Subject: RE: Issues starting kadmin on suse linux

Hi Luke,

Thanks for the reply.

The O/S that I am using is a suse linux 64 bit version.

That one that it is working fine is a suse linux 32 bit o/s   and both of them are diff machines.

When I have executed the command on the 64 bit o/s it gave the output as attached.
$ strace /usr/local/sbin/kadmind 2>&1 | egrep 'stat|open' | less

I have also done the output on the working machine which is a 32 bit and the output is also similar and there were quite a few so files that are missing and are identical to that in the 64 bit.

I am not understanding how is it working in the 32 bit and not in the 64 bit. Is there anything that is not compatible with the 64 bit suselinux.

My krb5.conf file is on /etc and it contains the correct entries.

Am I missing anything in my investigation to solve the issue...please help.


-----Original Message-----
From: Luke Scharf [mailto:luke.scharf at] 
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 8:31 PM
To: Tadoori (EXT), Vilas
Cc: kerberos at
Subject: Re: Issues starting kadmin on suse linux

You could run it with strace, and see which files it's trying to open:
    $ strace /usr/loca/sbin/kadmind

If you shell happens to be bash and you want to get fancy, you can 
filter the output like so:
    $ strace /usr/local/sbin/kadmin 2>&1 | egrep 'stat|open' | less

Picking through the output should tell you for real which file isn't 
being found.


Tadoori (EXT), Vilas wrote:
> Dear All,
> I  have downloaded the following version 
> krb5-1.6.3-signed.tar from the consortium and was able to configure , make and install as per the install guide provided as per the steps below
> ./configure 
> make
> make install
> It installed fine, when I went to the /usr/local/sbin and started the ./kadmind
> I get the following message 
> kadmind: No such file or directory while initializing, aborting
> The version of suse linux is as follows
> SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (x86_64) - Kernel 2.6.5-7.244-default(2)
> I have earlier installed it on 
> SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (i586) - Kernel 2.6.5-7.97-smp (1).
> And it is working fine....
> I would be greatful if anyone would help me in resolving this issue.
> Thanks
> Vilas
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