var socket in random directories

Chris Rees utisoft at
Tue Jun 2 11:55:37 UTC 2009

OK, so does anyone know why I get a socket called 'var' randomly
appearing in directories?

I always use ls -F, and it turns up as var=, as can be seen in my
ports directory.

[chris at amnesiac]~% cd /usr/ports/
[chris at amnesiac]/usr/ports% ls
CHANGES         arabic/         finance/        multimedia/     textproc/
COPYRIGHT       archivers/      french/         net/            ukrainian/
GIDs            astro/          ftp/            net-im/         var=
INDEX-7         audio/          games/          net-mgmt/       vietnamese/
INDEX-7.bz2     benchmarks/     german/         net-p2p/        www/
INDEX-7.db      biology/        graphics/       news/           x11/
KNOBS           cad/            hebrew/         packages/       x11-clocks/
LEGAL           chinese/        hungarian/      palm/           x11-drivers/
MOVED           comms/          irc/            polish/         x11-fm/
Makefile        converters/     japanese/       ports-mgmt/     x11-fonts/
Mk/             databases/      java/           portuguese/     x11-servers/
README          deskutils/      korean/         print/          x11-themes/
Templates/      devel/          lang/           russian/        x11-toolkits/
Tools/          distfiles/      mail/           science/        x11-wm/
UIDs            dns/            math/           security/
UPDATING        editors/        mbone/          shells/
accessibility/  emulators/      misc/           sysutils/
[chris at amnesiac]/usr/ports%
[chris at amnesiac]/usr/ports% uname -a
FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE #1: Sun
May  3 21:54:38 BST 2009
root at  i386
[chris at amnesiac]/usr/ports%

I have an inkling it may be due to openldap, any ideas?

Any ideas?


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