Subject: LFS Issues?
To: None <>
From: Jerry A! <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/25/2001 13:47:27
I'm using LFS v2 as /var on a box I'm setting up.  Whenever I use vi I
get the following error "Inappropriate file type or format".  Hmm.  The
perms on /var/tmp look correct.  Linking /tmp -> /var/tmp solves the
immediate problem.

Then I go to build some packages.  I get the same error again.  Looking
at /var/db/pkg, I see the following:

total 3
drwxr-xr-x  3 root  wheel                   512 Sep 25 13:38 .
drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel                   512 Sep 25 13:38 ..
drwxr-xr-x  2 root  wheel                   512 Sep 25 13:38 digest-20010807
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  18446744073709551615 Sep 25 13:38 pkgdb.byfile.db

Methinks something very strange is going.  I'll send-pr this, but I
thought I'd also check and see if anyone has seen this issue.

Thanks in advance...


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