Bug 118682 - up2date -u is disastrous if autofs is upgraded while amd is running
Summary: up2date -u is disastrous if autofs is upgraded while amd is running
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: autofs
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Moyer
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Blocks: FC2Blocker FC3Target
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Reported: 2004-03-18 21:04 UTC by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-09-06 20:46:37 UTC

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Description Alexandre Oliva 2004-03-18 21:04:01 UTC
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Description of problem:
When rpm attempts to install the /net directory while amd controls
/net, rpm fails, leaving the database with a partial transaction
completed: packages that were yet to be installed in the same
transaction are gone, and packages that were already installed have
incorrect database entries for config files, so they generate a lot of
rpmnew/rpmorig in case you reinstall them.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.service amd start
2.up2date -u autofs

Actual Results:  There was a fatal RPM install error. The message was:
There was a rpm unpack error installing the package: autofs-4.1.0-8

Expected Results:  It should ideally install flawlessly, without
having to stop amd, but if stopping amd is the only way to avoid the
error, I guess we can live with it.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2004-03-31 00:20:16 UTC
Bill, should filesystem create /net?

Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2004-03-31 00:21:18 UTC
Details: prior to autofs 4.x, no package owned /net, so RPM attempts
to create the directory when autofs is installed.  If am-utils is
running, this fails.

Comment 3 Jeff Moyer 2004-03-31 01:06:04 UTC
Bill, Nalin and I discussed this quite a bit.  Having filesystem own
this directory would solve many headaches.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-31 05:33:11 UTC
Does autofs use /net now?

Comment 5 Alexandre Oliva 2004-03-31 13:16:02 UTC
Yup.  And it even works.  And better than amd when referencing
/net/`uname -r`/, since it uses bind mounts instead of NFS over loopback.

Comment 6 Jeff Moyer 2004-08-30 15:10:15 UTC
The autofs package no longer owns /net.  This should fix the problems
described here.

Comment 7 Alexandre Oliva 2004-09-04 19:02:16 UTC
A recent rawhide update has shown that upgrading autofs was no
problem, but I no longer use amd, so I can't quite tell whether it's
actually fixed.  I'll take your word for it :-)  Thanks, feel free to
close as far as I'm concerned.

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