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Bug 439703 - ltsp-server and tftp-server disagree on path for "tftpboot"
Summary: ltsp-server and tftp-server disagree on path for "tftpboot"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ltsp
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Warren Togami
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: K12LTSP
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-30 18:14 UTC by Axel Thimm
Modified: 2008-03-31 01:16 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-03-31 01:16:08 UTC

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Description Axel Thimm 2008-03-30 18:14:01 UTC
Description of problem:
[root@victor ~]# ltsp-build-client --arch i386
ERROR: /etc/xinetd.d/tftp is configured to /var/lib/tftpboot while /var/lib/tftp
is expected.
       /tftpboot was the old location, while /var/lib/tftp is default in Fedora 9+.
       You may need to edit /etc/xinetd.d/tftp manually.
error: LTSP client installation ended abnormally

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

Additional info:
The tftpboot path was changed from /tftpboot to /var/lib/tftpboot in the
following change (tftp-server):

* Wed Jan 23 2008 Martin Nagy <> - 0.42-6
- changed the location of tftpboot directory to /var/lib/

Maybe /var/lib/tftp is correcter than /var/lib/tftpboot, in that case please
reassign to component tftp, thanks!

Comment 1 Warren Togami 2008-03-30 18:31:31 UTC
Did you upgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9?  In that case you have to edit
/etc/xinetd.d/tftp manually because it is evil for an RPM %post to edit config
files automatically and the tftp owner rightly declined to do it.

Unfortunately xinetd.d files need to be marked %config(noreplace) in order to
not break in upgrades, which sucks because they need to be modified merely to be

Comment 2 Axel Thimm 2008-03-31 00:10:09 UTC
> Did you upgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9? [%config(noreplace) explanation]

No, this is a fresh install and %config(noreplace) is my middle name. ;)

As a further indication that the current tftp package in F9 does indeed use
/var/lib/tftpboot just look at its file manifest:

[root@victor ~]# rpm -ql tftp-server| grep /var

It's just that tft, ltsp and any other package making assumptions about where
the tftp(boot) directory is need to agree on a standard [1] location.

[1] standard for Fedora/RHEL at least, since there is no given FHS path for it

Comment 3 Warren Togami 2008-03-31 00:45:05 UTC
Great catch Axel!   I had confused the name because of /etc/xinetd.d/tftp.  This
will be fixed in 5.1.2.

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