Bug 185563 - up2date storage directory error message is hardcoded
up2date storage directory error message is hardcoded
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bret McMillan
Brandon Perkins
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Blocks: 179652
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Reported: 2006-03-15 15:41 EST by Beth Nackashi
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 14:46:11 EDT
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Description Beth Nackashi 2006-03-15 15:41:28 EST
Description of problem:
If the up2date config file (/etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date) has storageDir empty or
set to an invalid or read-only directory, an error message will pop up when you
try to run up2date:

"The storage directory /var/spool/up2date could not be found, or was not

The error message should give the actual storage directory you are attempting to
access, which is not always '/var/spool/up2date'.  It is configurable.

Also, "accessable" should be "accessible".

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install up2date on a rhel 3 u6 system.  Make sure the system has gnome
desktop environment installed (up2date '@GNOME Desktop Environment').
2.  Make sure you log in using ssh -Y.
3.  Edit /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date
4.  Change storageDir to something that doesn't exist.
5.  Register the system.
6.  Run up2date.
Actual results:
Error window pops up:
"The storage directory /var/spool/up2date could not be found, or was not

Expected results:
Error window pops up that has the actual directory you configured, not
necessarily /var/spool/up2date.

And accessible is spelled correctly.

Additional info:
up2date.checkForStorageDir() calls os.access(storageDir, os.X_OK)
Comment 1 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-04-11 20:34:17 EDT
User bnackash@redhat.com's account has been closed
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 14:46:11 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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