Bug 740896

Summary: Missing privilege separation directory: /var/empty/sshd - f16
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Nicolas Chauvet (kwizart) <kwizart>
Component: opensshAssignee: Jan F. Chadima <jchadima>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 16CC: jchadima, mattias.ellert, mgrepl, tmraz
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Description Nicolas Chauvet (kwizart) 2011-09-23 13:19:56 EDT
Description of problem:
On F16, systemd report the sshd.service as failing.
When running the binary manually with:
/usr/sbin/sshd -D
The error is output is 
Missing privilege separation directory: /var/empty/sshd

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
openssh-5.8p2-16.fc16.1

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to start the sshd.service with systemctl
  
Actual results:
the service is failing

Expected results:
the service should work.

Additional info:
Creating the /var/empty/sshd directory allow the daemon to run.
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2011-09-26 05:59:31 EDT
Note that the package itself is OK. The problem is you had a broken openssh package installed before and you've upgraded from it. As the manual workaround is simple and the problem existed only in pre-alpha packages AFAIK I think it is fine to not introduce any automatic kludges/workarounds into the package.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 725137 ***