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Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 09:49:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: beldridg@...ox.com
To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com
Cc: beldridg@...ox.com
Subject: Re: small fix to sysklogd .spec file

On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Solar Designer wrote:

> owl-hier is a core package, few people would dare to install it on
> another distribution without also being willing to convert more of the
> system into Owl.  So they may as well just do a make installworld.

yes, i'm somewhat grappling with that now.


> My reasoning to have it as /var/empty is to permit for export of the
> package into other distributions which also provide the directory.

i actually tried this first. i created /var/empty root:root and tried
installing sysklogd and RPM still complained:


(09:47:49)[beldridg@...h tmp]$ ls -l /var |grep emp
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root           48 Oct 10 08:23 empty

(09:48:18)[beldridg@...h tmp]$ sudo rpm -F
/tmp/sysklogd-1.4.1-1owl.i386.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
        /var/empty is needed by sysklogd-1.4.1-1owl


so, is it a permissions problem on /var/empty?



- brett

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