Bug 144907

Summary: devlabel fails on boot if /usr is a seperate partition
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Reporter: Phillip Sorensen <pas37>
Component: devlabelAssignee: Karel Zak <kzak>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Version: 3.0CC: benl, sopwith
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patch for this and other issues none

Description Phillip Sorensen 2005-01-12 17:15:56 UTC
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Description of problem:
If /usr is on a seperate partition from root it fails to properly
start and create the symlinks.  The error message is that it cannot
find program 'head'.  The head program is located in the /usr/bin
directory, but devlabel is only run before any partitions but / are

I can work around the problem by adding a call to devlabel in rc.local

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install with /usr on a separate partition
2. Setup devlabel
3. Reboot

Actual Results:  Devlabel gives an error message and does not create
the links 

Expected Results:  Devlabel creates the links

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-01-12 17:36:22 UTC
Created attachment 109678 [details]
patch for this and other issues

Please try the attached patch.

Comment 2 Phillip Sorensen 2005-01-12 20:02:02 UTC
I tried the patch.  It did get rid of the error with head, and worked
with /usr mounted, but it did not fix the main problem.

Looking at things more devlabel calls (at least for my setup) 3 other
programs in /usr/bin:


The first two are part of the devlabel package.  The 'raw' program is
from the util-linux package.

Devlabel works properly if these three file are copied to /bin

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2005-01-12 20:15:38 UTC
So, that has *never* worked, it's not something that failed in U4,

Comment 4 Phillip Sorensen 2005-01-12 21:19:57 UTC
I have only started using devlabel it in the last couple weeks, but
the devlabel package in the install U3 does not work either.  This may
mean it never worked.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2005-01-19 21:21:26 UTC
Cc'ing util-linux maintainer.

Comment 8 Tim Powers 2005-05-18 15:06:19 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.