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Bug 233083 - Wrong link command in gfs2-utils mkfs/Makefile (with solution)
Summary: Wrong link command in gfs2-utils mkfs/Makefile (with solution)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gfs2-utils
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Robert Peterson
QA Contact: Dean Jansa
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-20 13:02 UTC by Jos Vos
Modified: 2010-01-12 03:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0579
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-11-07 18:04:45 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch to fix the problem (deleted)
2007-03-20 20:33 UTC, Robert Peterson
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2007:0579 normal SHIPPED_LIVE gfs2-utils bug fix update 2007-11-08 14:13:05 UTC

Description Jos Vos 2007-03-20 13:02:44 UTC
Description of problem:
In mkfs/Makefile the following link command is done while installing:

ln -f ${MKFS} ${sbindir}/${JADD}

Although this syntax would work for a symbolic link, it will not do what you
want for a hard link: ${JADD} in the *install root* will be hardlinked to
${MKFS} in the *build directory* (which fails when they are on different
filesystems!) and the result is that ${MKFS} and ${JADD} in ${sbindir} will not
be hardlinked.

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

Solution: change the link in mkfs/Makefile to:

ln -f ${sbindir}/${MKFS} ${sbindir}/${JADD}

Comment 2 Robert Peterson 2007-03-20 20:33:16 UTC
Created attachment 150531 [details]
Patch to fix the problem

Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-03-26 14:44:05 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

Comment 4 Robert Peterson 2007-03-26 19:42:57 UTC
Fix committed to cvs in HEAD and RHEL5 branches.  Changing status
to modified.

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2007-11-07 18:04:45 UTC
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.

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