SuSEconfig error - Suse

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  1. SuSEconfig error

    [OES 2 on SLES 10 SP1 (fully patched)]

    Hi,

    I posted this some time ago in a Novell newsgroup but without
    response...

    I have (had) the problem described in TID 3465100[1]. While
    troubleshooting I found that there is a weird directory tree[2] in the
    root of my server.

    I straced[3] SuSEconfig and it looks like whenever it is run (either
    manually in a shell or at the end of a GUI YaST reconfigure) it
    creates this tree because "" is prepended to the "real" path.

    The only usage for "" I know is an escape colour sequence.

    Does anyone know how to troubleshoot or even fix this?


    Thorsten
    [1] http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?
    cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=3465100
    &sliceId=SAL_Public&dialogID=56728916&stateId=1%200%205552227
    [2] /etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm
    [3] strace snippet
    access("//etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm", W_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No
    such file or directory)
    stat64("//etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm", 0xbff28394) = -1 ENOENT
    (No such file or directory)
    mkdir("", 0700) = 0
    chdir("") = 0
    access("//etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm", W_OK) = 0
    stat64("//etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm/kdmrc", 0xbff036e8) = -1
    ENOENT (No such file or directory)
    open("/etc/SuSE-release", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = -1 ENOENT (No
    such file or directory)

  2. Re: SuSEconfig error

    What do you get when you do an "ls -lb /"?

  3. Re: SuSEconfig error

    * Gary Gapinski (Mon, 25 Feb 2008 07:15:12 -0500)
    > What do you get when you do an "ls -lb /"?


    \033[m

    Thorsten

  4. Re: SuSEconfig error

    Thorsten Kampe wrote:
    > * Gary Gapinski (Mon, 25 Feb 2008 07:15:12 -0500)
    >> What do you get when you do an "ls -lb /"?

    >
    > \033[m



    Well, that isn't all that an ls -l would produce, but try deleting it.

    cd /

    if it is a directory,
    rmdir *\[m

    or if a file
    rm *\[m



    Of course, do not make a mistake with the "*\[m" string.

  5. Re: SuSEconfig error

    * Gary Gapinski (Tue, 26 Feb 2008 06:20:54 -0500)
    > Thorsten Kampe wrote:
    > > * Gary Gapinski (Mon, 25 Feb 2008 07:15:12 -0500)
    > >> What do you get when you do an "ls -lb /"?

    > >
    > > \033[m

    >
    > Well, that isn't all that an ls -l would produce, but try deleting
    > it.


    I don't have a problem deleting this folder. The problem is that
    SuSEconfig writes to

    /\033[m/etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm/kdmrc instead of
    /etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm/kdmrc

    Thorsten

  6. Re: SuSEconfig error

    Thorsten Kampe wrote:
    > I don't have a problem deleting this folder. The problem is that
    > SuSEconfig writes to
    >
    > /\033[m/etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm/kdmrc instead of
    > /etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm/kdmrc



    Sorry, Thorsten. I had not properly read your posting.

    I do not have an SLES SP1 system with KDE installed (nor with OES 2)
    with which to try to duplicate.

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