Bug 187870 - Upgrade rejected if /var/cache is a symlink
Upgrade rejected if /var/cache is a symlink
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-04-04 03:03 EDT by Joachim Backes
Modified: 2008-08-02 19:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-12 09:55:22 EDT
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Description Joachim Backes 2006-04-04 03:03:15 EDT
Description of problem:
I tried to update my FC4 installation to FC5. The update fails if /var/cache or
/var/cache/yum are symlinks to a fs on another partition (I made this for disk
space reasons). If excanging this symlink by a real directory /var/cache/yum
on the boot partition, the update runs.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Starting from the
fc5 install cd.

How reproducible: Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. See description.
Actual results: Update fails.

Expected results: Update is running.

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Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2006-04-04 15:31:06 EDT
How does the upgrade fail?  Does it give you an exception traceback?  If so,
please attach the complete dump to this bug report.
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-06-11 23:09:38 EDT
requested by Jams Antill
Comment 4 Joachim Backes 2007-06-12 00:51:52 EDT
Having no more FC4 installations, so I can't reproduce the bug.

May be closed.

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