|Summary:||dev-libs/DirectFB can not write to /var/log/directfb|
|Product:||Gentoo Linux||Reporter:||wilhelm hagg <wilhelm.hagg>|
|Component:||Current packages||Assignee:||Gentoo Linux bug wranglers <bug-wranglers>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
Description wilhelm hagg 2007-10-18 21:40:37 UTC
Applications that are using DirectFB can only run as root. The reason is that DirectFB can not write to /var/log/directfb for logging it's output. I discovered this using vdr with vdr-xineliboutput and vdr-softdevice on a framebuffer for the Matrox G550 grahpics card. I'm not sure how to solve this, but definitely i don't want to run vdr as root. I simply made /var/log writable for a group vdr is in. Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) 2007-10-18 21:45:57 UTC
dev-libs/DirectFB does not even *create* /var/log/directfb. As such, setting proper permissions for custom log directories is not an ebuild problem, sorry.
Comment 2 Wilhelm Hagg 2007-11-12 20:53:34 UTC
I checked again, this is configured in /etc/directfbrc and yes, it can be configured to be at a writable location such as /var/vdr.