Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 24171
group utmp does not exist
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:44 EDT
gnome-libs needs to preinstall utempter so that the utmp group will exist
when gnome-libs is installed
sorry, beta2 with gnome-libs-1.2.8-1
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release
The utmp group is created by the initscripts %pre scriptlet, so adding a Prereq:
on initscripts should take care of this.
utempter also creates the utmp group, and is less likely to have extraneous
depdendencies, so it probably makes more sense to depend on it.
Fixed in gnome-libs-1.2.8-6 by adding the utempter dependency.
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.