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Bug#4777: wtmp missing



You (Juha Heinanen) wrote:
> package: wu-ftpd         
> vesion: 2.4-23
> 
> i just installed buzz-fixed to an empty machine and noticed that wu-ftpd
> tries to use file /var/log/wtmp which is not present:
> 
> Oct 12 13:03:48 lohi wu-ftpd[8023]: wtmp /var/log/wtmp No such file or
> directory

This is not an error. If the file is not present, an app should not
use this. This is local sysadm policy.

> i tries to fix this by creating a link to utmp.

.. oh oh. Don't do that! If you want the wtmp file to be used create
an empty one.

Mike.
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