Bug 3547 - /var/run/utmp: No such file or directory
Summary: /var/run/utmp: No such file or directory
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: screen
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-06-17 21:58 UTC by Brian Ryner
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-17 22:24:04 UTC

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Description Brian Ryner 1999-06-17 21:58:41 UTC
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 22:01:59 UTC
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 22:07:59 UTC
Yep, I'm running initscripts-4.19-1.  Is there a problem with it?

Comment 3 Brian Ryner 1999-06-17 22:09:59 UTC
Oops, didn't answer your first question.  I do not have a

Comment 4 Brian Ryner 1999-06-17 22:20:59 UTC
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 22:24:59 UTC
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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