Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138629
On update the symlink /home is replaced with an empty directory
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:50:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
We have /home mounted via the automounter to /net/home. /home is a symlink there for convenience.
During the updates FC1=>FC2 and FC2=>FC3 this symlink was removed and replaced with an empty directory.
I had to rmdir /home; ln -s /net/home /home afterwards to get back to the old state.
I'd suggest to leave /home alone as a symlink in case it exists.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC2
2. Move your /home directory somewhere else and make /home a symlink there.
3. Update to FC3 using the CD ISOs.
Actual Results: /home was no longer a symlink to /net/home, but an empty directory.
Expected Results: I'd expect /home to still point to /net/home after the update.
/home is included in the filesystem package, so when that gets
upgraded, /home gets restored.
This can't really be done as a special case for /home.
You might want to add "%_netsharedpath /home" to /etc/rpm/macros.