ProFTPD question

Jeremy Utley jeremy at jutley.org
Tue Dec 21 15:38:45 PST 2004


Randy McMurchy wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Noted in the ProFTPD instructions:
>
> --localstatedir=/var/run: This uses /var/run instead of /usr/var for 
> lock files.
>
> Does anyone use ProFTPD and can confirm that only lock files are being
> installed in /var/run? There's a bug in BZ:
> http://blfs-bugs.linuxfromscratch.org/show_bug.cgi?id=786 that mentions
> pid files, but I don't know for sure.
>
> If anyone can provide definitive information about this we should either:
>
> 1. Change the book to reflect "run-time variable data" instead of "lock
> files".
>
> 2. Change the localstatedir to /var/lock.
>
> Additionally, it seems like the aforementioned bug could be closed fairly
> easily if someone can provide information about what is being installed
> in /var/run.
>
> TIA.
>
On My server, I have proftpd.pid, as well as a directory called 
"proftpd" that contains the scoreboard file.

-J-



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