Bug 137024

Summary: lvm2 missing prereq for /bin/uname
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Steve Hill <steve>
Component: lvm2Assignee: Alasdair Kergon <agk>
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Description Steve Hill 2004-10-25 08:41:08 UTC
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Description of problem:
The preinstall script for the lvm2 package requires /bin/uname but
this is not listed as a Prerequisite.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.00.25-1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install lvm2 package on a system with /bin/uname not present (e.g.
installing the whole OS from scratch using RPM or YUM instead of Anaconda)


Actual Results:  lvm2 preinstall script fails with following error:

/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.98345: line 1: /bin/uname: No such file or directory
You need to be running a 2.6 kernel to install lvm2.
error: %pre(lvm2-2.00.25-1) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
error:   install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping lvm2-2.00.25-1


Expected Results:  The coreutils package contains /bin/uname - if the
package was specified in the installation list this should be
reordered to install first, otherwise the installation of lvm2 should
fail citing a dependency failure.

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Comment 3 Alasdair Kergon 2004-11-03 13:32:43 UTC
This test is a workaround to stop people from attempting to install
the lvm2 RPM (outside anaconda) if they might be running LVM1 during
the install.  I have an updated version of the test using bash
built-ins instead of /bin/uname.

Comment 7 Alasdair Kergon 2004-12-08 17:51:12 UTC
Let's leave things as they are currently, without using /bin/uname.

If people do still find problems, I'll reinstate an internal bash
version of the test.

Closing for now.