Bug 731218 - /var/lock/lockdev does not exist on rhel6
Summary: /var/lock/lockdev does not exist on rhel6
Alias: None
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: rxtx
Version: el6
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Levente Farkas
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2011-08-17 01:54 UTC by Kevin Baker
Modified: 2014-12-01 23:09 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: rxtx-2.2-0.6.20100211.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-09-05 23:33:56 UTC

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Description Kevin Baker 2011-08-17 01:54:49 UTC
Description of problem:

installed the rxtx package on my RHEL 6 server x86_64 box and had some fun working out why it couldn't connect to my serial device on /dev/ttyUSB0.

First issue was that it could lock...it was looking for /var/lock/lockdev but on RHEL6 there was no /var/lock/lockdev. Created dir that and set up the permissions as per bz#581884. patch 4 rxtx-2.2-lock.patch looks to be F15 focused. 


Perhaps the spec file should be

%if 0%{?fedora} > 13 || 0%{?rhel} > 6
%patch4 -p1

rather than 0%{?rhel} > 5 as it is now?


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

install on RHEL 6 and try to attach to a serial device

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2011-08-17 12:32:30 UTC
rxtx-2.2-0.6.20100211.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-08-19 16:28:27 UTC
Package rxtx-2.2-0.6.20100211.el6:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=epel-testing rxtx-2.2-0.6.20100211.el6'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-09-05 23:33:51 UTC
rxtx-2.2-0.6.20100211.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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