[Pkg-uml-devel] Re: [uml-devel] "Configuring network interfaces...execvp of 'uml_net' failed - errno = 2" error msg

Blaisorblade blaisorblade at yahoo.it
Wed Feb 22 16:33:13 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 21 February 2006 17:51, Stefano Melchior wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 08:14:50AM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> Hi Matt,

> > On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 12:02:40PM +0100, Stefano Melchior wrote:
> > > Once discovered the issue and find the workaround [1], I am wondering
> > > why, if you moved uml_net from /usr/bin to /usr/lib/uml/, you left the
> > > other uml_* executable on the first dir.

> > This was to comply with the FHS:

> > http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html

> > uml_net is not intended to be executed by a user, only invoked as an
> > auxiliary program by UML itself.

> > I discussed this with Jeff at the time, and he agreed that it should
> > move, but never moved it upstream apparently.

> > I patched the Debian UML sources to match.

> > > Is it worthy to move all of them to /usr/lib/uml/?

> > No, see above.

> Ok, I understood, thank you.
> On the Makefile of uml_net source, and I read:

> BIN_DIR ?= /usr/bin

> If Jeff, Paolo and the UML devel team all agree, we can patch it and
> transform the line in:

> BIN_DIR ?= /usr/lib/uml

Yep, but we need also the symlink in /usr/bin. I think it's not the case to 
break compatibility. Send me the patch so I integrate it in next uml-utilities 

> The same with uml_switch, isn't it?

No - uml_switch *must* be run by the user and is *never* run by UML.
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