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From: Solar Designer (solaropenwall.com)
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 12:02:16 CDT
On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 09:49:38AM -0700, beldridgpobox.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)[beldridgrush tmp]$ ls -l /var |grep emp
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 Oct 10 08:23 empty
> (09:48:18)[beldridgrush tmp]$ sudo rpm -F
> 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.