Bug 106762 - No file name in genhdlist file open error message
No file name in genhdlist file open error message
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-10-10 08:40 EDT by Toralf
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-24 14:09:49 EDT
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Proposed fix (352 bytes, patch)
2003-10-10 08:41 EDT, Toralf
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Description Toralf 2003-10-10 08:40:45 EDT
Description of problem:
If there is some problem with a file on RedHat/RPMS,
/usr/lib/anaconda-runtime/genhdlist <install tree> fails with the message

open: No such file or directory

- with no filename. It took me *hours* to figure out what was wrong when I just
got this, while correcting the problem would have taken about 2 minutes with a
sane error message.

I must say that error messages like the one above provoke me quite a bit. When
you report failure of a file operation, you ALWAYS include the file name. That's
ALWAYS. No exception. No excuse not to do this.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
9.0-4
Comment 1 Toralf 2003-10-10 08:41:41 EDT
Created attachment 95099 [details]
Proposed fix
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-13 17:18:38 EDT
Fixed in CVS
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2006-04-24 14:09:49 EDT
Mass-closing lots of old bugs which are in MODIFIED (and thus presumed to be
fixed).  If any of these are still a problem, please reopen or file a new bug
against the release which they're occurring in so they can be properly tracked.

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