Release of 2.0.7 due soon.

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Fri Apr 7 13:24:26 GMT 2000

On Fri, 7 Apr 2000, David Lee wrote:

> > That's clean enouth: wtmp is in /var/log, where logfiles are stored,
> > and utmp is in /var/run, where current system state is stored.
> > And last one is cleared on boot (since noone logged in at boot time :).
> > Hence the different locations, and I think there will be more systems
> > with this...

> Indeed.  That's why the utmp patch we've been discussing over the last
> couple of days adds the ability to place u- and w- files separately.

> (The remaining minor problem is automatic detection of these default
> locations.  The compile-time stuff tries to do this, often successfully. 
> But for some reason it cannot determine them on Redhat 6.1 (and perhaps
> other Linuxes?), and I don't yet have access to such a system to try to
> chase it myself.)

My glibc header files (RedHat 6.1, mostly) show WTMP_FILE pointing to
"/var/log/wtmp", so it should be picking this up properly.  If no one figures
it out before then, I'll take a look at this next week and find out why it's
not picking this up.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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