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Cron can’t start PAM on FreeBSD

I was having these error messages in /var/log/cron:

Feb 29 15:52:01 localhost /usr/sbin/cron[96178]: in openpam_load_module(): no pam_nologin.so found
Feb 29 15:52:01 localhost /usr/sbin/cron[96178]: (CRON) error (can't start PAM

Searched the net, couldn’t find anything relevant.

Eventually, though, figured out to /etc/rc.d/cron restart, and voila! Maybe something went hazy after upgrade.

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