Basic Directory Layout

Edit Package filesystem

This package installs the basic directory structure. It also includes
the home directories of system users.

Source Files
Filename Size Changed
LICENSE.txt 0000001023 1023 Bytes
directory.list 0000003980 3.89 KB
directory.list64 0000000104 104 Bytes
directory.list64-x86_64 0000000147 147 Bytes
filesystem.changes 0000071438 69.8 KB
filesystem.spec 0000008966 8.76 KB
ghost.list 0000000882 882 Bytes
ghost.list64 0000000032 32 Bytes
languages 0000000644 644 Bytes 0000000109 109 Bytes
Comments 1

Stefan Kluth's avatar

Dear filesystem,

I have a somewhat tricky problem with this package: when building a singularity container image with singularity build --fakeroot <name>.sif <name>.def an error

error: unpacking of archive failed on file /dev: cpio: chown

is thrown. Everything else installs fine.

Looking at the "directory.list" there is an entry

0755 root root /dev

which could possibly be the source of the error.

In a container, /dev is by default bind-mounted from the host and thus trying to create /dev during the install causes the error. Other bind-mounted directories exist (/tmp, /proc, /sys), with different permissions from /dev in your .list files, and these don't cause problems.

Do you think filesystem could be made to test if a /dev already exists (because it installs in a container with /dev bind-mounted from the host) and then don't install, or use different permissions, or do something else graceful?

Regards, Stefan

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