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Bug 18092 - Anaconda generates exception on symlinks
Summary: Anaconda generates exception on symlinks
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 13071
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact:
: 22302 55308 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-02 14:24 UTC by CaptBrando
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-10-04 18:23:08 UTC

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Description CaptBrando 2000-10-02 14:24:27 UTC
I submitted this bug before, but now have more information.  Anaconda will 
generate an exception when looking for packages to upgrade when the 
following conditions are true.

/home is a symlink to /usr/home.

the FSTab reads as follows.

/dev/hdc1       /usr                    ext2    defaults,usrquota       1 1
/dev/hda3       /home/ftp/pub/rh    ext2    defaults                1 1

Anaconda yaks because the /dev/hda3 device is not mounted 
to /usr/home/ftp/pub/rh.  Once that is changed, anaconda works 
flawlessly.  IMHO, anaconda should not barf on an incorrectly configured, 
yet functional, /etc/fstab.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ?, test = test)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1028, in 
    rc = apply (step[1](), (dir,) + step[2])
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/", line 279, in 
    todo.upgradeFindPackages (root)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/", line 928, in 
    self.fstab.mountFilesystems (self.instPath)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/", line 708, in 
    iutil.mkdirChain(instPath + mntpoint)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/", line 193, in 
    os.mkdir(path, 0755)
OSError: [Errno 17] File exists: '/mnt/sysimage/home'

Local variables in innermost frame:
which: 4
dir: /mnt/sysimage/home/ftp/pub/rh
elements: ['', 'mnt', 'sysimage', 'home', 'ftp', 'pub', 'rh']
path: /mnt/sysimage/home

ToDo object:


Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-04 18:23:06 UTC
Related to bug 5034.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-06 16:25:38 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 13071 ***

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-04-14 20:23:53 UTC
*** Bug 22302 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-10-29 16:20:20 UTC
*** Bug 55308 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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