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Bug 162154 - /etc/issue and /etc/ are moved to .rpmsave and replaced
Summary: /etc/issue and /etc/ are moved to .rpmsave and replaced
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: redhat-release
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Mike McLean
QA Contact:
: 207603 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-30 13:37 UTC by Jim Perrin
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0149
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-03-13 23:03:16 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Jim Perrin 2005-06-30 13:37:42 UTC
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Description of problem:
when updating, up2date fails to update systems where /etc/issue and /etc/ have been modified. When the update is forced, /etc/issue and /etc/ are moved to .rpmsave files and replaced. 

The offending lines in the spec file are:
%config %attr(0644,root,root) /etc/issue
%config %attr(0644,root,root) /etc/

These should be modified to read:
%config(noreplace) %attr(0644,root,root) /etc/issue
%config(noreplace) %attr(0644,root,root) /etc/

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create custom /etc/issue and /etc/
2. Update redhat-release package
3. verify /etc/issue is no longer your file

Actual Results:  /etc/issue{} contains default text

Expected Results:  should contain custom text with .rpmnew created in /etc/

Additional info:

For systems where policy requires a message to be displayed prior to any login attempts, this becomes a gotcha for administrators to check up on.

Comment 1 Lee Whatley 2005-07-01 13:32:17 UTC
This problem also exists in RHEL v3.  Granted, it's not that big of a deal, but
it is an annoyance for those of us with custom text in our /etc/issue files.

Comment 3 Jim Perrin 2006-01-04 15:58:02 UTC
Any new word on this one? Been a while and no response.....

Comment 5 Mike McLean 2006-01-04 16:20:04 UTC
The fix should be in the current U3 beta.

HOWEVER, because of the triggers that exist in the old redhat-release RPMs,
the fix will not take effect when the package is first updated. For this update
the previously customized files will get moved to /etc/issue.rpmsave and
/etc/ You will have to reapply those customizations one
time. After that, further upgrades will work as expected.

Comment 6 Jim Perrin 2006-01-04 16:53:25 UTC
Excellent. Thanks

Comment 7 Daniel Riek 2006-03-13 23:03:16 UTC
Copying from (private) bug#174526:

An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

Comment 8 Mike McLean 2006-10-10 15:18:11 UTC
*** Bug 207603 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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