[arch-general] brltty - Detected unsafe path transition /etc → /etc/brlapi.key Howto Fix?

Lone_Wolf lone_wolf at klaas-de-kat.nl
Sun Sep 6 11:44:10 UTC 2020

On 05-09-2020 22:44, David C. Rankin wrote:
> All,
>    On system update, I get the following related to the brltty[1] package:
> (2/7) Creating temporary files...
> Detected unsafe path transition /etc → /etc/brlapi.key during canonicalization
> of /etc/brlapi.key.
> error: command failed to execute correctly
> Apparently this package was installed as a dependency of qemu.
>    I generally do not want to ignore errors on update, so how do I fix this
> problem? The package was updated August 29, but the issue continues. Should I
> just delete the key and let qemu start over with a new one in a new location?
> Checked https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/QEMU, but nothing noted.
> [1] https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/brltty/

cc'ing David, if everything works as intended he should see this message 

I have that file also. its content is a number in ASCII text.

is what triggers that message .

Does that match the permissions of the file on your system ?


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