Bug 740896 - Missing privilege separation directory: /var/empty/sshd - f16
Summary: Missing privilege separation directory: /var/empty/sshd - f16
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 725137
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openssh
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jan F. Chadima
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2011-09-23 17:19 UTC by Nicolas Chauvet (kwizart)
Modified: 2011-09-26 09:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-09-26 09:59:31 UTC

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Description Nicolas Chauvet (kwizart) 2011-09-23 17:19:56 UTC
Description of problem:
On F16, systemd report the sshd.service as failing.
When running the binary manually with:
/usr/sbin/sshd -D
The error is output is 
Missing privilege separation directory: /var/empty/sshd

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to start the sshd.service with systemctl
Actual results:
the service is failing

Expected results:
the service should work.

Additional info:
Creating the /var/empty/sshd directory allow the daemon to run.

Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2011-09-26 09:59:31 UTC
Note that the package itself is OK. The problem is you had a broken openssh package installed before and you've upgraded from it. As the manual workaround is simple and the problem existed only in pre-alpha packages AFAIK I think it is fine to not introduce any automatic kludges/workarounds into the package.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 725137 ***

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