dropbear trying to write to read-only /etc


New Member
If I run dropbear as follows and try to log in using root...

/mod/sbin/dropbear -R -F -E -p 22
... Couldn't create new file /etc/dropbear/dropbear_ecdsa_host_key.tmp4291: No such file or directory
... Exit before auth: Couldn't read or generate hostkey /etc/dropbear/dropbear_ecdsa_host_key

I have missed a step installing dropbear?


Staff member
That looks like a problem with the dropbear package. The path for the ECDSA key is incorrect. Those of us who already had RSA and DSS host keys from the previous version of the package are fine.

Thanks for the report, I will publish an update this evening.