Bug 1033667 - rhqctl upgrade of agent across file system boundaries causes agent upgrade to fail
rhqctl upgrade of agent across file system boundaries causes agent upgrade to...
Product: RHQ Project
Classification: Other
Component: Installer (Show other bugs)
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: GA
: RHQ 4.10
Assigned To: John Mazzitelli
Mike Foley
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Reported: 2013-11-22 10:01 EST by John Mazzitelli
Modified: 2014-04-23 08:31 EDT (History)
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Description John Mazzitelli 2013-11-22 10:01:56 EST
If you have an old RHQ server install on one file system (say /opt) and you unzip a new server distro upgrade to another file system (say /home, which is on a different partition), the agent upgrade will fail.

This is because we can't do a true "mv", but rather, when we detect we cross partition boundaries, we do a "copy" instead. But we just copy the content and filenames - we do not retain file permissions. This means we lose the execute bit. So when the rhqctl upgrader tries to restart the agent it fails because the agent wrapper startup script can't run.


1. Install RHQ Server/StorageNode/Agent via rhqctl on one partition (/part1/rhq).
2. Ensure everything installed and is running correctly.
3. Stop everything (rhqctl stop). Now you have an old instal in /part1/rhq.
4. Take an RHQ distro and unzip it on another partition (/part2/rhq).
5. Upgrade the original via rhqctl upgrade --from-server-dir=/part1/rhq/rhq-server-#.#.#
6. Boom. The upgrade will fail when it tries to restart the upgraded agent. You will see this:

09:52:12,107 INFO  [org.rhq.server.control.command.Upgrade] Starting RHQ agent...
09:52:12,108 ERROR [org.rhq.server.control.command.Upgrade] An error occurred while starting the agent: Cannot run program "./rhq-agent-wrapper.sh" (in directory "/part2/rhq/rhq-agent/bin"): error=13, Permission denied
09:52:12,110 ERROR [org.rhq.server.control.RHQControl] error=13, Permission denied: java.io.IOException: error=13, Permission denied
        at java.lang.UNIXProcess.forkAndExec(Native Method) [rt.jar:1.7.0_11]
        at org.rhq.server.control.command.AbstractInstall.startAgent(AbstractInstall.java:303) [rhq-server-control-4.10.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:4.10.0-SNAPSHOT]
        at org.rhq.server.control.command.Upgrade.exec(Upgrade.java:210) [rhq-server-control-4.10.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:4.10.0-SNAPSHOT]
Comment 1 John Mazzitelli 2013-11-22 12:45:51 EST
git commit to master: 3c816b28513a6cd1b5bd7c45bc32ca456ca91055
Comment 2 Heiko W. Rupp 2014-04-23 08:31:55 EDT
Bulk closing of 4.10 issues.

If an issue is not solved for you, please open a new BZ (or clone the existing one) with a version designator of 4.10.

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