What's the meaning of this warning from gkrellm?

Miguel Daniel Rodríguez Magarzo 4.magarzo at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 18:35:57 UTC 2008

El lun, 11-02-2008 a las 12:56 +0100, Gerald Dachs escribió:
> Quoting David Vincent <dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca>:
> > Hash: SHA1
> >
> > Dan Farrell wrote:
> >>> No one?
> >>>
> >>> No ideas?
> >> Well, one.  It appears that source of the error is logrotate, run from
> >> cron.daily.  I would check the logrotate config, see if it's trying to
> >> back up something that doesn't exist or something.
> >>
> >> I have no idea what - if anything - this has to do with gkrellm
> >
> > these lines:
> >
> >> /etc/cron.daily/logrotate:
> >>> > error: firebird1.5:8 unknown user 'firebird'
> >
> > apparently there is no user named firebird.  perhaps creating one would
> > help?  and where is this user - is it a system user or a database user
> > (are they the same thing when you run a firebird db?  i don't know, i'd
> > have to google that one.) is a good question you should be asking
> > yourself too.
> Look like an incomplete firebird database installation.
> Gerald

I've taken the easiest solution, that is... to remove the package from
the system.
This is named firebird1.5-common, and depends on gnugk and

After that, I tried to install gnugk and see.., but it depends on
firebird and that library. I checked what was gnugk: gnu gatekeeper, a
pack related with the H.323 protocol and the IP telephony. I suppose
this is the the why firebird ended up in my system, though I can do
without it prefectly. 
Well, this is a laptop and is always suitable keeping the amount of
installed packages at bay. :-P

Thank you


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