Bug 165379 - proxy installer is installing rhns before rhn-apache, causes warning
proxy installer is installing rhns before rhn-apache, causes warning
Product: Red Hat Network
Classification: Red Hat
Component: RHN/Rel-Eng (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mihai Ibanescu
Beth Nackashi
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Blocks: 168311
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Reported: 2005-08-08 14:17 EDT by Beth Nackashi
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:30 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: rhn401
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Last Closed: 2005-10-12 12:48:33 EDT
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proxy installation rhn_check -vvv output (4.97 KB, text/plain)
2005-08-08 14:17 EDT, Beth Nackashi
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Description Beth Nackashi 2005-08-08 14:17:23 EDT
Description of problem:
Proxy installer is installing rhns before rhn-apache.  This causes a warning to
be output to stdout because rhns requires the apache group that rhn-apache creates.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rhel 3 u5 AS

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  install a proxy on RHEL 3 U5 AS or RHEL 4 U1 AS box using up2date-4.4.36-x
Actual results:
1. "warning: group apache does not exist - using root" when preparing to install
2.  rhns is installed with group root
3.  rhn-apache is installed after rhns

Expected results:
1.  rhn-apache is installed before rhns
2.  rhns can successfully be installed with group apache

Additional info:
This will need to be cloned for rhel 4 U2 up2date as well.
Comment 1 Beth Nackashi 2005-08-08 14:17:23 EDT
Created attachment 117551 [details]
proxy installation rhn_check -vvv output
Comment 2 Adrian Likins 2005-08-08 14:22:48 EDT
If anything, this is either a packaging bug, or an rpm bug, since the transaction
ordering is all done by librpm based on the package info. up2date doesn't
influence the package transaction ordering.
Comment 3 Todd Warner 2005-08-08 14:28:36 EDT
I think this is a jconnor bug... punting to him. This may be a misa bug.

Also... that "warning" is misleading. The code really *has* to be installed with
the apache group permissions. It's a warning according to RPM, but not to our
Comment 4 Adrian Likins 2005-08-08 14:34:29 EDT
when did this start happening?
what are the versions of rhns/rhn-apache/httpd/etc involved and where can I find

what version of rpm?
Comment 5 Adrian Likins 2005-08-08 14:42:58 EDT
A quick glance at rhns-4.0.0-165.rhel4 doesn't show any requires on rhn-apache:

[root@test07 ~]# rpm -q --requires rhns
config(rhns) = 4.0.0-165.rhel4
rhnlib >= 1.8
rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1

There doesn't seem to be anything in the packages to enfore an ordering, so this
looks to be a packaging bug.
Comment 6 Mihai Ibanescu 2005-08-09 16:19:21 EDT
SHould be fixed in rhns-4.0.0-173 and newer.
Comment 8 Beth Nackashi 2005-09-27 19:10:56 EDT
ok, well ... it seems to be working now anyway.  

[root@test07 log]# rpm -q rhns
[root@test07 log]# rpm -q up2date
Comment 10 Beth Nackashi 2005-10-11 19:42:13 EDT
reverified with 
[root@test07 ~]# rpm -q rhns
[root@test07 ~]# rpm -q up2date
Comment 11 Beth Nackashi 2005-10-12 12:48:33 EDT
verified these packages exist in prod:

moving to CLOSED.

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