RC2 binary upgrade: var/empty: no chmod allowed

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Wed May 3 07:21:11 UTC 2006

On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 10:14:28AM +0400, Alexey Karagodov wrote:
> chflags -R noschg /var/empty

You missed the point..the claim is that sysinstall barfs when it
encounters a /var/empty that is legitimately schg.


P.S. Don't top-post
> 2006/5/3, Martin Jackson <mhjacks at swbell.net>:
> >
> >Hello everyone,
> >
> >When BETA4 was released, I installed it on a very old machine of mine,
> >and tried doing a binary upgrade from 6.0-RELEASE to 6.1-BETA4.  I got
> >an error almost immediately that it failed to write because it couldn't
> >chmod var/empty (due to the schg flag being set).  I also had other
> >problems which in retrospect were likely pilot error.  Around that time,
> >a bunch of other stuff came up and I let the matter drop.
> >
> >I just binary upgraded my 6.1-BETA4 installation to 6.1-RC2 and ran into
> >the same thing.  I was able to work around it by using the holographic
> >shell to chflags /var/empty so that the installer could write to it,
> >which it does when I retry the install.
> >
> >BTW - I am doing a custom distribution set including base, doc, games,
> >info, man, and the GENERIC kernel.  Everything else I install from
> >either a local cvsup mirror or a package build machine.
> >
> >Has anyone else seen this?  I can't rule out pilot error here.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Marty
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