couldn't open file '/var/log/account/pacct': No such file or directory

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 (LTSS)

Situation

Executing "lastcomm" (from the package "acct") shows the error:

# lastcomm
couldn't open file '/var/log/account/pacct': No such file or directory

 

Resolution

A PTF (temporary fix) has been created by engineering.
The patch changes the path used in the code so that it is consistent with the one used in the systemd service.

This is tentatively scheduled to be fixed in a future maintenance update.

Cause

The location of the pacct file was changed from /var/account/pacct to /var/log/account/pacct.
Some commands of the acct package still look for it in the old path, resulting in the error 'No such file or directory'.

Status

Reported to Engineering

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:000020336
  • Creation Date: 16-Jul-2021
  • Modified Date:16-Jul-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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