[zorp] Can't Open policy.boot

Balazs Scheidler bazsi at balabit.hu
Thu Mar 8 10:33:01 CET 2007

On Tue, 2007-03-06 at 21:13 +0100, Matt Miller wrote:
> Under debian etch I can't seem to get zorp instances to start. I see the
> following in syslog:
> Error opening policy.boot file; file='${prefix}/share/zorp/policy.boot'
> That error is repeated for each instance I'm trying to start.
> I'm using the debian packaged version, and I don't know what ${prefix}
> is set to, but I'm thinking that it must be either "/usr" or empty.  My
> system does have /usr/share/zorp/policy.boot, and that file is world-
> readable.  I tried creating /share/zorp/policy.boot as a copy of the
> /usr/share/zorp version, but that didn't change anything.
> Has anyone got the debian package of zorp running under etch? How can I
> find out for sure what ${prefix} is, or how can I otherwise get more
> detailed info about this error?

The problem is an incompatible change in the autoconf toolchain. Newer
versions have a fix for this (I've checked 3.0.14b and it should work).

Our source packages include debian packaging so rebuilding zorp on your
system should be straightforward.


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