Re: [Vserver] 'new' vyum(?) issue

From: Roderick A. Anderson <>
Date: Tue 23 May 2006 - 21:34:29 BST
Message-ID: <>

Daniel Hokka Zakrisson wrote:
> Roderick A. Anderson wrote:
>> Daniel Hokka Zakrisson wrote:
>>> Roderick A. Anderson wrote:
>>>> I am getting the following when trying to use yum to install packages.
>>>> # vyum test -- install yum
>>>> Can not find file for 'RPMSTATEDIR'; aborting
>> <snip />
<snip id="2" />

> It shouldn't be. How did you create the guest? Are you using internal
> package management, without telling the utils?

Probably too much cleverness on my part. I used rpm to remove the
previous util-vserver install and then re-installed it.

All ( so far ) seems to be working correctly. I do get the message from

You are using a version of yum which is insecure and broken in chroot
related operations; either apply the patches shipped in the 'contrib/'
directory of util-vserver, or ask the author of yum to apply them

In the meantime, 'vyum' will continue with dirty hacks which might not
work when the vserver is running and local DOS attacks are possible.

Execution will continue in 5 seconds...

but then goes on and installs.

I'm currently stuffing in a few of the suggested rpms (Step #5) then
I'll give it a new whirl.

Thanks for all the help and suggestions.


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