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Bug 3547 - /var/run/utmp: No such file or directory
/var/run/utmp: No such file or directory
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: screen (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-06-17 17:58 EDT by Brian Ryner
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-17 18:24:04 EDT
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Description Brian Ryner 1999-06-17 17:58:41 EDT
This warning:

/var/run/utmp: No such file or directory

is printed on startup, using the updated screen package
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-17 18:01:59 EDT
Do you have a /var/run/utmp? Say, you wouldn't happen
to be running initscripts-4.19, would you? ;)

(it works OK for me here...)
Comment 2 Brian Ryner 1999-06-17 18:07:59 EDT
Yep, I'm running initscripts-4.19-1.  Is there a problem with it?
Comment 3 Brian Ryner 1999-06-17 18:09:59 EDT
Oops, didn't answer your first question.  I do not have a
Comment 4 Brian Ryner 1999-06-17 18:20:59 EDT
Creating an empty /var/run/utmp seems to fix this... is there a bug in
initscripts 4.19 that can cause utmp to be deleted?
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-17 18:24:59 EDT
Yes. It's fixed in later initscripts
(if you want to fix it yourself, edit rc.sysinit so
the section that creates utmp/wtmp/etc. files is
*after* the section that cleans out /var/run. :) )

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