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Bug 451721 - rhnpush fails if /var/satellite doesnot exist
Summary: rhnpush fails if /var/satellite doesnot exist
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Installer
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jan Pazdziora
QA Contact: Jeff Browning
: 436097 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-16 21:32 UTC by Partha Aji
Modified: 2009-09-10 20:25 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: sat530
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-09-10 20:25:49 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Partha Aji 2008-06-16 21:32:42 UTC
Description of problem:
The server side component of rhnpush is unable to create /var/satellite folder
on its own since its run as an apache user who does not have create permissions
under /var. This for example can be an issue if some one tries to rhnpush a
package to a satellite before running satellite-sync.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): noticed in 511, it
may have been prevalent in earlier versions also..

How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce: 
Many ways to reproduce this. One way
1. Install a satellite (don't run satellite-sync yet)
2.  rhnpush foo.rpm -uadmin -p redhat --nosig -v --server=https://localhost/APP

Actual results:

  Error pushing foo.rpm: Error 500Error Message:
    Package upload failed: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/satellite'

Expected results:
No errors..

Another way to reproduce this is to  temporarily rename /var/satellite to
something else (/var/satellite-backup) and trying the same rhn push command...

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mike McCune 2008-06-27 19:39:19 UTC

mkdir /var/satellite
chown apache:root /var/satellite

Then try rhnpush again.

Comment 2 Clifford Perry 2008-09-02 17:17:11 UTC
Sounds like the installer should address this issue and not depend on python code for sat sync running as root needing to create the location correctly. 


Comment 3 Brandon Perkins 2008-09-18 19:35:22 UTC
*** Bug 436097 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Brandon Perkins 2008-11-04 03:25:17 UTC
The problem is in:

_verifyPkgRepMountPoint in /usr/share/rhn/satellite_tools/ (or
equivalent in Spacewalk)

I think that if the directory doesn't exist, the mkdir should be in the spec for rhns-satellite-tools (or equivalent in Spacewalk).

Comment 5 Jan Pazdziora 2008-12-02 13:47:30 UTC
Should _verifyPkgRepMountPoint create that directory at all? Shouldn't the code which puts the directory to /etc/rhn/rhn.conf also create that directory? I do not like it in the .spec either because you could change it in the answer file.

Comment 6 Jan Pazdziora 2008-12-02 14:22:16 UTC
I'm taking this bugzilla.

My plan is to create the directory in spacewalk-setup / install/, not in the satellite-sync.

Comment 8 Jan Pazdziora 2008-12-10 09:42:54 UTC
This bugzilla was addressed in upstream (Spacewalk), in bugzilla 474146.

Comment 9 Jan Pazdziora 2008-12-25 17:03:50 UTC
With Satellite-5.3.0-RHEL5-re20081223.1 and Satellite-5.3.0-RHEL4-re20081223.2 composes available, moving ON_QA.

Comment 10 Jeff Browning 2009-03-04 21:27:10 UTC
Verified fixed in Sat 530

Comment 11 Milan Zázrivec 2009-09-02 11:40:14 UTC
Latest stage iso, after fresh installation:

# ls -dl /var/satellite
drwxr-xr-x 3 apache root 4096 Sep  2 13:15 /var/satellite


Comment 12 Brandon Perkins 2009-09-10 20:25:49 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 therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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