Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 21:02:16 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Cc: beldridg@...ox.com Subject: Re: small fix to sysklogd .spec file On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 09:49:38AM -0700, beldridg@...ox.com wrote: > On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Solar Designer wrote: > > 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: Of course. This is why I said it's the distribution which should provide the directory. Red Hat Linux 7+ provides /usr/share/empty, but now that OpenBSD will have /var/empty I'd rather go with that. Hopefully other distributions (and FHS/LSB) will follow. > (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? No. It's just the way RPM works. /var/empty should come from a package. -- /sd
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