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Bug 8223 - Unpacking hard links across mount points
Summary: Unpacking hard links across mount points
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-01-06 03:02 UTC by jafo-redhat
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-17 22:39:20 UTC

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Description jafo-redhat 2000-01-06 03:02:28 UTC
The sendmail RPM fails to install on systems where /usr/sbin or
/usr/bin are mount-points.  /usr/sbin/makemap is a hard link to
/usr/bin/makemap, which causes a cpio failure on installing.

Modifying the line in the .spec file which creates that link
to use a symbolic link would seem to be an option.  If there is
a security reason for this not being a sym link, it could
simply be a copy (which is what I did).


Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-06 03:12:59 UTC
This looks more like a bug in rpm. Changed the summary to reflect this and
assigned to jbj

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-06 17:11:59 UTC
This is a sendmail packaging problem, not an rpm problem. There is absolutely no
way that rpm can make a decision about how to convert a hard link to a
symlink under all possible conditions. Pong to you Cristian ...

Comment 3 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-17 22:39:59 UTC
Fixed in current devel tree

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