[Mageia-dev] Fw: ANNOUNCE: The /usr move cometh! <---- Instructions

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Mon Jul 23 16:01:25 CEST 2012


Thanks for fw'ing. I just replied to the message Shlomi sent originally
but as he'd CC'ed me it didn't go via the list and thus I replied
accidentally in private to him.

See below...

'Twas brillig, and Shlomi Fish at 23/07/12 12:15 did gyre and gimble:
>> Replying to myself, I'd like to note that I found a solution to problem #1 and
>> to problem #3 in these posts:
>> * https://listman.redhat.com/archives/pam-list/2001-December/msg00069.html
>> * http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/pam-authentification-failed-cannot-start-x-server-117935/
>> What I did was (as root):
>> # mkdir -p /var/lock/console
>> # touch /var/lock/console/shlomif (where "shlomif" is your user name).
>> This fixed this problem. Since /var/lock was misplaced due to the /usr move
>> transition, it was indeed caused by it.
> OK, so whatever package ships /var/lock/console folder needs to be
> updated to ship a tmpfiles.d conf file to create that folder on boot.
> /var/lock should be a symlink to /run/lock and thus reside on tmpfs and
> thus the tmpfiles.d file should take care of things for you.

This issue should now be solved in the latest pam package.




Colin Guthrie

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