[CentOS] URGENT: libdvdcss install hosed /var

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 19:47:53 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 11:35 AM, Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Robert Nichols
> <rnicholsNOSPAM at comcast.net> wrote:
> <snip>
>> A common cause of failures like that is damaged directory permissions
>> near the top of the filesystem hierarchy, often as a result of
>> unpacking a tar archive into the root directory.

Hm - well, _I_ never do that, and I rather doubt that yum did, either,
but I suppose that would depend on what's in libdvdcss.  I find it
hard to believe that it wasn't something else more subtle with k3b,
but, again, who knows?

> Mark: If you trace it back to the libdvdcss package from rpmforge,
> notify them about it. Strange that it works OK for you at home and you
> hosed your Workstation at work, but that's Murphy's Law. Good luck
> getting it working! Possibly try this again, under VMWare, when you
> are relaxed and want to see if it can be recreated. Lanny

1) I did ask on the rpmforge list.  Waiting to hear back from there, too.

2) I am just now beginning to really appreciate virtualization.
Still, past experience told me this would not be a problem.  I guess
that would best be described as naive....


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