Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3823
upgrade to 6.0 failed due to link pb
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
In the very begining 6.0 installation script, installation
find rpmdatabase in /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm
But on my system /var is a link to /tmp_var/var (I've got
one filesystem to /var and /tmp, /tpm is an other link to
I think, installation try to find packages.rpm on
but for me, it will become /tmp_var/var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm
and this file is not find out there. It shoud be
So instalation failed. If I recreate a normal /var every
think is allright !
Installer is unable to find the RPM database when it is located on a
symbolically linked volume. This issue has been forwarded to the
installer developer for further action.
Make sure you use a relative link as in
ln -sf tmpvar/var var
Please reopen if this doesn't fix the problem.
It's already a symbolic link !
This issue is a result of the symbolic link being absolute instead of relative.
This is what causes the problem. Changing the link from an absolute to a
relative link will solve the problem.