[OES 2 on SLES 10 SP1 (fully patched)]


I have (had) the problem described in TID 3465100[1]. While
troubleshooting I found that there is a weird directory tree[2] in the
root of my server.

I straced[3] SuSEconfig and it looks like whenever it is run (either
manually in a shell or at the end of a GUI YaST reconfigure) it
creates this tree because "" is prepended to the "real" path.

The only usage for "" I know is an escape colour sequence.

Does anyone know how to troubleshoot or even fix this?

[1] http://www.novell.com/support/search...%200%205552227
[2] /etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm
[3] strace snippet
access("//etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm", W_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("//etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm", 0xbff28394) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
mkdir("", 0700) = 0
chdir("") = 0
access("//etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm", W_OK) = 0
stat64("//etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm/kdmrc", 0xbff036e8) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/etc/SuSE-release", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)