Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 130526
bogus and misleading error message from %pre script in dev package
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:47 EST
Description of problem:
With tmpfs mounted on /dev an attempt to reinstall 'dev' package
Cannot install the dev package: mounted devfs detected.
error: %pre(dev-3.8.3-1) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
If there was no devfs ever on a machine this leaves a victim
with a head scratcher as obvioulsy there is no devfs in sight
anywhere (it turns out that this an unexpected and incomplete
udev courtesy of a messed up mkinitrd). It would be good to
mention some other possibilieties in that message.
Me too... latest rawhide killed abaility tolog into X as anyone but
root. Saw dev package failed to update with this error. Booted with
init=bash to solve mount problem but even without it mounted still get
Try updating udev and initscripts to solve the X problem.
As of MAKEDEV 3.12.1, the dev package is no more, so I guess the
question of how to phrase the error message becomes moot.