Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 240011
yum install prints errors for fuse sshfs filesystems
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:58:11 EST
Description of problem:
If a "yum install" is done, errors print for mounted fuse sshfs filesystems
saying "Permission denied" during the transaction test and transaction.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount a filesystem with sshfs as a non-root user. "sshfs host:/ directory"
2. yum install <something>
Unnecessary error messages are printed during the install
Created attachment 154642 [details]
yum install output
What output do you get from 'stat /home/emh/test/fusemount'? And are there any
avcs from selinux?
The root user can't stat or otherwise access /home/emh/test/fusemount.. it gets
the same permission denied error. I think this is normal behavior as fuse is
setup per-user. It may be the case that something doesn't handle this case
correctly, as the fs is listed in /etc/mtab, but only accessible to my user account.
I haven't seen any events logged from selinux. Further poking has also revealed
that this message is output from any "rpm -i" or "rpm -e" command, and is not
The error is entirely appropriate, then. rpm has to do a stat of all mounted
filesystems when trying to determine if there's enough available space. Giving
feedback that one of the filesystems couldnt' be stated is entirely reasonable.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 220991 ***