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Bug 203831 - chkconfig breaks when encoutering broken symbolic links, symlinks
chkconfig breaks when encoutering broken symbolic links, symlinks
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: chkconfig (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Ben Levenson
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Blocks: 190430 209640 209983
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Reported: 2006-08-23 17:47 EDT by tswan
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:01 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0424
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-06-11 14:43:01 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2007:0424 normal SHIPPED_LIVE chkconfig bug fix update 2007-06-07 15:25:17 EDT

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Description tswan 2006-08-23 17:47:13 EDT
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 2.1,3,4

How reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a (broken) symlink baz -> /foo/bar/baz in /etc/rc.d/init.d
2. Run chkconfig --list 
Actual results:
chkconfig breaks and cannot complete any further operations depending on where
the symlink falls in the visitation list

Expected results:
chkconfig should skip broken symlinks rather than becoming unusable

Additional info:
This could be critical since it inhibits further production and upgrades on a
series of hosts.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-24 09:53:30 EDT
This is fixed in the current development tree, and will be fixed in RHEL 5. At
this point, this issue is not planned to be backported to current Red Hat
Enterprise Linux releases.
Comment 2 Kyle Gonzales 2006-09-20 17:21:35 EDT
There is a major customer that this affects, and the customer will not be able
to upgrade to RHEL3 or RHEL4 for several years.

This also causes problems with 3rd party packages that may not clean up its
symlinks accurately.  There are also valid use cases for this to occur.
Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2006-10-17 13:40:16 EDT
Built as
Comment 16 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-06-11 14:43:01 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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