Description of problem:
# engine-setup --generate-answer=~/lol
[ INFO ] Generating answer file '/var/lib/ovirt-engine/setup/answers/20131218130329-upgrade.conf'
[ INFO ] Generating answer file '~/lol'
[ ERROR ] Failed to execute stage 'Closing up': [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/root/~/lol'
[ INFO ] Stage: Clean up
Log file is located at /var/log/ovirt-engine/setup/ovirt-engine-setup-20131218130111.log
[ INFO ] Stage: Pre-termination
[ INFO ] Stage: Termination
[ ERROR ] Execution of upgrade failed
# ls -l ~/lol
ls: cannot access /root/lol: No such file or directory
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. engine-setup --generate-answer=~/lol
or maybe engine-setup does not like funny filenames? :)))
fyi, it was ran when rhevm was already fully setup, i mean: engine-setup, engine-setup again...
~ is expanded by the shell, if at all, and is not the job of engine-setup (or most any other program).
I now checked and saw that bash (at least my version) expands things like
but does not expand things like
Not sure why. Other shells differ in this behavior as well (also from bash) - tried dash and posh.
engnie-setup fails, in this case, because it tries to write to a file ~/lol, which without tilde expansion is interpreted as the file "lol" inside a directory named "~". If you do
and then run engine-setup as you tried, it will work. Probably not what you wanted, though. You'll get the same error if you do e.g.
if /tmp/dir1 does not exist.