Bug 126972 - spurious output from postinstall scriptlet
Summary: spurious output from postinstall scriptlet
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3Target FC4Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-06-29 21:58 UTC by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-01-14 05:36:04 UTC

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Description Michal Jaegermann 2004-06-29 21:58:37 UTC
Description of problem:

Recent kernel versions during installation print messages like
/lib/modules/2.6.7-1.459/build /

Closer examination reveals that this come from a somewhat strange
in non-interactive shell invocation of pushd.  More precisely
the script fragment in question looks as follows:

if [ -x /usr/sbin/hardlink ] ; then
pushd /lib/modules/2.6.7-1.459/build  ; {
        find . -type f | while read f; do
          hardlink -c /lib/modules/*/build/$f $f ; done

While not simpler
[ -x /usr/sbin/hardlink ] && hardlink /lib/modules/
or, maybe a bit more circumspect
[ -x /usr/sbin/hardlink ] && hardlink /lib/modules/*/build/
which seems to really amount to the same? (It is hard to be
sure withough digging through sources as hardlink does not have
any documentation I can see).

In any case 'cd /lib/modules/2.6.7-1.459/build && { find ... }'
will not do anything else in the context beyond checking that
cd indeed succeeded.

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Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-01-14 05:36:04 UTC
I don't see the output you mention on any of the current kernels,
so I'm assuming this got fixed some time ago.

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