Bug 163979 - checkquota is broken, says it can't move old file to new file~ (also quotatab gets overwritten at install time)
checkquota is broken, says it can't move old file to new file~ (also quotatab...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: quota (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Amit Gud
Brock Organ
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Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2005-07-22 12:11 EDT by John Fishman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-01 10:45:49 EDT
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Description John Fishman 2005-07-22 12:11:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
checkquota is broken, says it can't move old file to new file~

> # /sbin/quotacheck -abfM
> quotacheck: Cannot rename old quotafile /home/aquota.user to /home/aquota.user~: Operation not permitted
> # \rm -f aquota*
> rm: cannot remove `aquota.user': Operation not permitted
> it's like the os has the file locked and won't let go.
> /dev/sdb1 on /home type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,usrquota)
> quota-3.12-6

can't rm the file either and removing the old aquota.user~ file
does not fix the issue either

also /etc/quotatab overwritten in fc2 to fc4 upgrade

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. run /sbin/quotacheck -abfM on a system that already has quotas

Actual Results:  see above

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jonathan Hutchins 2005-11-04 11:25:59 EST
It's the "-b" flag for "backup /aquota.user" that generates the problem. 
Various error messages depending on whether the aquota.user.new file exists 
include "Operation not permitted".   This is not an SELinux error, SELinux is 
disabled.  /aquota.user is rw root. 
Comment 2 John Fishman 2005-12-15 19:45:38 EST
this got fixed when this was released:

Name        : kernel                       
Version     : 2.6.13                            Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release     : 1.1526_FC4                    Build Date: Wed Sep 28 20:05:24 2005

but then it got broken again when this was released:

Name        : kernel                       
Version     : 2.6.14                            Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release     : 1.1644_FC4                    Build Date: Sun Nov 27 03:53:57 2005
Comment 3 Clovis Tristao 2006-01-28 07:45:16 EST
Same problem for me.
Comment 6 Amit Gud 2006-08-01 10:45:49 EDT
No occurance of bug on RHEL4 and FC5, using the latest quota tools (v3.13)

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