Ending this one. On an Ubuntu system /var/run is a link to /run . That
link was missing on my system.
But WHYYYY var things go into /var Not the root partition FFS.
' speaking as someone who builds HPC clusters. You might just have an NFS
mounted root partition, which is identical for thousands of compute nodes.
You might liek to have yiur /var as a local tmpfs in RAM, on a local
storage device, or as a uniqeuly named writeable NFS share on the
Why in the heck assume that VARiable things should go elsewhere than VAR
On 4 July 2018 at 09:17, John Hearns <hearnsj(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
AAARGGGGHHH In the Nae of the Wee Man what posessed Poettering to
strange file name in /lib/systemd/system which stops you grepping in that
rather vital directory...
Looks like the utmp file should be created by the service
Iwill investigate on my system, clearly this is not one for this list,
On 4 July 2018 at 09:11, John Hearns <hearnsj(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Sumit. Rather bizzarely my workstation has no /var/run/utmp file.
> I rebooted yesterday - you would think a file like that would be created
> at boot time if it did not exist. Weird!
> On 4 July 2018 at 08:54, Sumit Bose <sbose(a)redhat.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 10:11:28AM +0200, John Hearns wrote:
>> > It seems bizarre, but the who and w utilities say there are no users
>> on my
>> > system.
>> > My account is an Active Direcotry account and sssd is running.
>> > johe@ibis:~$ who
>> > johe@ibis:~$ w
>> > 10:09:26 up 16:47, 0 users, load average: 0.60, 0.59, 0.48
>> > USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT
>> > I guess this is known behaviour?
>> I would suggest to run the commands with strace to see what the
>> command tries to do. Iirc the user name is actually read from the utmp
>> file and SSSD is not called at all here. So the issue might already
>> happen earlier that the needed entry isn't written to utmp.
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