[CentOS] Is this a bug in CentOS-7 BackupPC?

Sun Sep 27 10:28:36 UTC 2015
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

Jonathan Billings wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 08:12:40PM +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> I don't really understand this.
>> The perl script wants to create /var/run/BackupPC/BackupPC.sock
>> which it seems it cannot do unless /var/run/BackupPC/ exists.
>> If as you say this disappears on re-booting,
>> I don't see how this program could work.

> The contents of the /etc/tmpfiles.d/BackupPC.conf file looks like
> this:
> D /var/run/BackupPC 0775 root backuppc -
> If you create that file, you'll get the /var/run/BackupPC file when
> you start up.  I suggest filing a bug against the EPEL package if you
> want to get it fixed there.

Thanks very much for the explanation and suggestion.
I've created that file, and will see what happens next time I re-boot.

Timothy Murphy  
gayleard /at/ eircom.net
School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin