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Re: error: failed to open /etc/mnttab: No such file or directory

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Thu 26 Nov 2009 - 13:54:32 CET
Message-id: <930E5814-5D96-41FA-A7EE-6B26B643CAE6@mac.com>

On Nov 26, 2009, at 2:36 AM, Manoj Palhade wrote:

>
> #ifndef MOUNTED
>
> #define MOUNTED "/etc/mnttab"
>
> #endif
>
>
> I haven’t understood the purpose of this MOUNTED.
>

MOUNTED is the file path where mounted file systems are listed.

> This MOUNTED is not used anywhere in RPM source code.
>

The size of mounted file systems is needed for RPM to do disk space  
accounting.
MOUNTED (or equivalent) contains the list of file systems to get the  
size from.

>
> On my QNX if I create folder mnttab at /etc/ then no error message”  
> appears while installing RPM Package
>
Thats one way to make to error messsage disappear.

Meanwhile yo need to look at how thos get the
size of a mounted file system on QNX for disk
space accounting to Just Work.

73 de Jeff
Received on Thu Nov 26 13:55:19 2009
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