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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.
It is generally a bad idea to generate directories and put programs in /home.
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.
mass reassign to mmccune