Bug 24171 - group utmp does not exist
Summary: group utmp does not exist
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-libs   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Owen Taylor
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Whiteboard: Florence Gold
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-01-17 00:46 UTC by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-01 23:12:17 UTC
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Description Jeremy Katz 2001-01-17 00:46:34 UTC
gnome-libs needs to preinstall utempter so that the utmp group will exist
when gnome-libs is installed

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2001-01-17 00:47:43 UTC
sorry, beta2 with gnome-libs-1.2.8-1

Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-01-17 18:19:10 UTC
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release

Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-01-22 18:24:44 UTC
The utmp group is created by the initscripts %pre scriptlet, so adding a Prereq:
on initscripts should take care of this.

Comment 4 Elliot Lee 2001-02-01 23:12:13 UTC
utempter also creates the utmp group, and is less likely to have extraneous
depdendencies, so it probably makes more sense to depend on it.

Comment 5 Elliot Lee 2001-02-07 21:17:28 UTC
Fixed in gnome-libs-1.2.8-6 by adding the utempter dependency.

Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2006-07-28 05:06:49 UTC
The spec also contains the following comment:
# Added to avoid the warning messages about utmp group, bug #24171
# fixme, just libzvt?

zvt doesn't appear to be in libgnome, or in Fedora for that matter.  A
complete grep of libgnome, vte shows no sign of utempter usage.

Since we're replacing the Red Hat utempter with the alternative
implementation named 'libutempter' in FC6, while updating the packages
that depend on utempter I noticed this.

Since I can't be easily sure wether or not a dependency still exists,
I thought I'd mention it here.  It is possible the dependency might
be able to be removed now, but I'll leave that to the discretion of
the package maintainer.

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