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Re: sshfs installation error



On Tue, 2007-10-16 at 19:33 +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 09:39:31 +0100, michael wrote:
> > On Sat, 2007-10-13 at 20:16 +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> 
> [...]
> 
> > > Looks like something is wrong with the "initscripts" package on your
> > > system. Maybe it is outdated. What do you get from
> > > 
> > > apt-cache policy initscripts
> > 
> > Somehow I opened another thread ("installation problems (fuse)" 15 Oct
> > 2007) and 'initscripts' was mentioned there too but a reinstall didn't
> > help. In the end, copying /lib/init/vars.sh from another machine allowed
> > the post/pre-installation scripts for fuse-utils to do its job. I've no
> > idea what said file is nor why it was missing from my machine.
> 
> The main task of this file seems to be setting the environmental
> variables defined in /etc/default/rcS. (You can have a look yourself, it
> is just a short shell script of 14 lines.)
> 
> According to /var/lib/dpkg/info/initscripts.conffiles, vars.sh is not
> considered to be a configuration file, so I think it should have been
> restored by a reinstall of a reasonably new version of the initscripts
> package (vars.sh seems to exist at least since September 2006).
> 
> I would be worried if I found that this file had disappeared from my
> system and I did not know why.

I note Andrew's reasonable assumptions about a poorly updated system
possibly having a weird set of dependencies etc. I'm surprised that the
file's not there but it's impossible (I guess) to work out when/how it
disappeared. If it was my work server I might be worried but this is a
home machine with dynamic IP that's not 24/7 on the net. Furthermore,
I've another box sitting next to me which I'm about to move to so this
disk will sit in there just for data so I'm fairly happy about not being
compromised. Or am I fooling myself??

Cheers, M



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