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Bug 452047 - Installation from PlaneT repository fails: cache directories not writable
Summary: Installation from PlaneT repository fails: cache directories not writable
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plt-scheme
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gérard Milmeister
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-18 22:58 UTC by Michel Alexandre Salim
Modified: 2009-07-14 15:21 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 15:21:55 UTC

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Description Michel Alexandre Salim 2008-06-18 22:58:44 UTC
Description of problem:
Trying to use a PlaneT package would fail, as PLT Scheme tries to compile the
files and store the results in non-writable directories

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rm -rf ~/.plt-scheme/planet (otherwise, the second time installation is
attempted, planet does not reattempt the previous failed steps)
2. From mzscheme or drscheme, type in REPL:
(require (planet "" ("schematics" "schemeunit.plt" 2 10)))
Actual results:
open-output-file: cannot open output file:
"/usr/lib64/plt/collects/config/compiled/config_ss.zo" (Permission denied; errno=13)
setup-plt: error: during making for <planet>/schematics/schemeunit.plt/2/10
setup-plt:   open-output-file: cannot open output file:
"/usr/lib64/plt/collects/config/compiled/config_ss.zo" (Permission denied; errno=13)
Internal PLaneT error: trying to install already-installed package

Expected results:
Should just work

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michel Alexandre Salim 2008-06-19 01:21:33 UTC
Eli Barzilay helped debugging this; the culprit is that some files were deleted,
either because they are of size 0 (Eli pointed out that one such file is used
merely for its executable permission, as a stub to which scripts are appended
to), and the files that are removed because they contain the buildroot.

I'm currently working out how to get the buildroot out. It looks like some of
the Makefiles wrongly assume that DESTDIR is where the package will end up
permanently, instead of just a packaging temporary. Eugh.

Comment 2 Michel Alexandre Salim 2008-06-19 03:16:23 UTC
Reported upstream:

Comment 3 Gérard Milmeister 2008-09-17 14:23:17 UTC
I built the new version 4.1 for rawhide.
The buildroot is still in. For now I disabled
buildroot checking, and it seems that everything
runs fine. All platforms have been built
successfully, but x86_64 is built using -O1
instead of -O2 (it should be possible to find
out what optimization flag exactly breaks the
built, but this takes time), and ppc64 is built
using --enable-cgcdefault.
Please try it out. Maybe we can reduce some
of the modifications to the optflags.

Comment 4 Michel Alexandre Salim 2008-10-08 21:07:19 UTC
I've not tested it heavily, but it seems to work. There is a problem with SELinux, though -- /usr/bin/mred needs its context to be unconfined_execmem_exec_t, otherwise thousands of AVC denial messages get generated in a very short time span. Do you think this can be addressed, or should one of us file a request bug against selinux-policy-targeted?

Comment 5 Gérard Milmeister 2008-10-08 22:27:36 UTC
On F-9 I don't get any selinux messages, maybe this
is specific to rawhide? (I checked that allow_execmem=0)

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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 15:21:55 UTC
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