[arch-dev-public] WARNING: openntpd upgrade breaks openssh on next restart

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Nov 2 08:24:43 EST 2009

Roman Kyrylych schrieb:
> Correction: the latest openssh package (3.5p1-2)
> works around missing /var/empty by creating it in rc.d daemon.

We should do that everywhere when a daemon absolutely needs a 
directory/file to exist. We should not rely on it being present on the 
file system in such critical cases.

pacman suffers from a similar problem: running pacman on an empty file 
system will result in an error message indicating there is no local 
database directory - you have to create it first manually. While this is 
not critical, it is still annoying.

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