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Bug 155057 - Installer fails on systems with autofs /home partition
Installer fails on systems with autofs /home partition
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike McCune
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Blocks: 145467
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Reported: 2005-04-15 17:13 EDT by Taco Scargo
Modified: 2009-03-24 13:56 EDT (History)
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Description Taco Scargo 2005-04-15 17:13:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
While trying to install Satellite 3.7 on a system with autofs /home enabled found out that the generation of the nocops and nocpulse users failed (as it could not create the home directories for those users in /home). Subsequently the installation of the files for /home/nocpulse failed as the directory did not exist.

Customer had to kill autofs for /home and remove all succesfully installed rpms manually and then re-install satellite. Now it worked fine.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install AS server with autofs on /home
2. Try to install satellite


Actual Results:  Fails while trying to install files in /home/nocpulse

Expected Results:  I would expect the home directory for these users to be generated in /var/satellite for example.

Additional info:

It is generally a bad idea to generate directories and put programs in /home.
Comment 1 Nick Hansen 2005-07-05 15:31:13 EDT
This problem is large and ugly, but for the rhn400 release we're going to have
to simply make a note in the RHN Satellite guide to make users aware of this
potential problem. I'm going to clone this bug as a DOCS bug for rhn400, and
we'll see what we can do about fixing this problem in subsequent releases.
Comment 2 Robin Norwood 2006-10-17 12:33:29 EDT
mass reassign to mmccune

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