I notice that the group for /var/lock/ on SUSE 11.2 is root, not uucp as usual. How are file locks supposed to work with this?
I'm trying to add a group by this command:
Cannot lock group file: already locked.
I did some research, and most of the solutions require removing a lock file in /etc folder, but I do not have root privilege. My OS is SUSE. I used to be able to do this before, but at some point it stopped working.
My admin already added me to this group.
I'm running heyu, the home automation software, and it wanted to write to /var/lock.
Fedora makes /var/lock only root writeable (I did change this, but it gets changed back after a reboot so I presume that's saying, "Hey, don't do that!").
So I see that the Fedora way is to use /var/lock/lockdev which is root and the lock group writeable.
I changed heyu to write to that l