|Summary:||upgrade to 6.0 failed due to link pb|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||proux|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-02-10 21:13:26 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description proux 1999-06-30 10:57:14 UTC
In the very begining 6.0 installation script, installation try to find rpmdatabase in /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm But on my system /var is a link to /tmp_var/var (I've got one filesystem to /var and /tmp, /tpm is an other link to /tpm_var/tmp). I think, installation try to find packages.rpm on /mnt/var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm but for me, it will become /tmp_var/var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm and this file is not find out there. It shoud be /mnt/tmp_var/var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm So instalation failed. If I recreate a normal /var every think is allright !
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-30 12:12:59 UTC
Installer is unable to find the RPM database when it is located on a symbolically linked volume. This issue has been forwarded to the installer developer for further action.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-30 23:07:59 UTC
Make sure you use a relative link as in cd / ln -sf tmpvar/var var Please reopen if this doesn't fix the problem.
Comment 3 proux 1999-07-01 07:20:59 UTC
It's already a symbolic link !
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2000-02-10 21:13:59 UTC
This issue is a result of the symbolic link being absolute instead of relative. This is what causes the problem. Changing the link from an absolute to a relative link will solve the problem.