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Bug 656602 - Please Update Spec File to use %ghost on files in /var/run and /var/lock
Please Update Spec File to use %ghost on files in /var/run and /var/lock
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 827166
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Reported: 2010-11-23 18:31 EST by Lennart Poettering
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:25 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: initscripts-9.23-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-12-02 14:31:59 EST
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add tmpfiles.d configuration file (1.25 KB, patch)
2010-11-30 08:18 EST, Petr Lautrbach
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Description Lennart Poettering 2010-11-23 18:31:25 EST
Your package initscripts appears to include a file in /var/run or /var/lock. With an upcoming change in Rawhide these directories will now be mounted as tmpfs. For details about this change please consult For your package this means that you need add %ghost to all files that are placed in either of these two directories. Please make sure to make this change in time for the F15 cycle. For details about %ghost see , for more information on the F15 feature see the feature page . If your package already uses %ghost on these files, feel free to close this bug report right-away. Sorry for this mass bug filing, and if you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask on fedora-devel or ask me personally. Thank you, Lennart
Comment 1 Paul Bolle 2010-11-30 06:40:57 EST
0) This must explain these messages:
  $ /sbin/ifdown eth0
  ./network-functions: line 190: cd: /var/run/netreport: No such file or directory
  $ /sbin/ifup eth0
  ./network-functions: line 190: cd: /var/run/netreport: No such file or directory

1) Further info:
  $ rpm -qf /var/run/netreport
  $ rpm -q initscripts -l | grep /var/run/netreport

2) Current specfile is:;a=blob;f=initscripts.spec;h=d9647693d5119be5d6ed6251eabdcf440b725eb1;hb=884d2ff0092ff279650e05255cb00276dc31cd37
It uses "%dir" for /var/run/netreport and not "%ghost".

(I have no idea what would happen if the specfile did use "%ghost" for /var/run/netreport . But at least a search for the above messages will now lead to this bugreport.)
Comment 2 Petr Lautrbach 2010-11-30 08:05:06 EST
> 2) Current specfile is:
> It uses "%dir" for /var/run/netreport and not "%ghost".

%ghost is not needed. There is missing tmpfiles.d configuration file.
Comment 3 Petr Lautrbach 2010-11-30 08:18:25 EST
Created attachment 463722 [details]
add tmpfiles.d configuration file

This patch adds /etc/tmpfiles.d/initscripts.conf.

Files /var/run/utmp, /var/log/wtmp, /var/log/btmp which belongs to initscripts package are already created via /etc/tmpfiles.d/systemd.conf but I think that they should be created here
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2010-11-30 12:56:02 EST
Added in git, will show up in the next day or two. Thanks!

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