Bug 189556 - If using non standard up2date spool directory (i.e. NFS mount) and the directory is not available up2date displays an incorrect error message
Summary: If using non standard up2date spool directory (i.e. NFS mount) and the direct...
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Clifford Perry
QA Contact: Red Hat Satellite QA List
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Reported: 2006-04-21 01:43 UTC by Colin Coe
Modified: 2012-06-20 16:02 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 16:02:53 UTC
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Description Colin Coe 2006-04-21 01:43:28 UTC
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Unmount up2date spool directory
2. Run 'up2date -l'

Actual results:
Regardless of the actually spool directory location, up2date will always
complain about /var/spool/up2date not being available.

The following is the last few lines of a 'strace -s1500 up2date -l':
read(3, "", 4096)                       = 0
close(3)                                = 0
munmap(0xb75bb000, 4096)                = 0
geteuid32()                             = 0
ioctl(1, SNDCTL_TMR_TIMEBASE or TCGETS, {B38400 opost isig icanon echo ...}) = 0
access("/stage/up2date/rhel-i386-es-4/", X_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or
write(1, "The storage directory /var/spool/up2date could not be found, or was
not\naccessable.", 83The storage directory /var/spool/up2date could not be
found, or was not
accessable.) = 83
write(1, "\n", 1
)                       = 1
rt_sigaction(SIGINT, NULL, {0x809eb30, [], SA_RESTORER, 0x3f0f88}, 8) = 0
rt_sigaction(SIGINT, {SIG_DFL}, NULL, 8) = 0
exit_group(1)                           = ?

Expected results:
An error stating '/stage/up2date/rhel-i386-es-4/' was not found.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Frank Dabelstein 2006-06-22 17:36:29 UTC
Another way to describe the problem:

If /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date contains the line:
up2date will report
"The storage directory /var/spool/up2date could not be
found, or was not accessable"
It should read:
"The storage directory /path/to/nonexistingdir could not be
found, or was not accessable"

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-04-12 00:39:18 UTC
User bnackash@redhat.com's account has been closed

Comment 3 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 16:02:53 UTC
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