Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428190
[RFE] CRM - 1287306 - management of symbolic links through configuration channels
Last modified: 2011-08-08 10:38:56 EDT
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Currently it is not possible to manage symbolic links through configuration channels. Symbolic links are used in a number of ways to configure Linux machines, including the service configuration in /etc/rc?.d and the alternatives system. It would be highly useful to be able to deploy symbolic links in the same way as other configuration files so that systems can be fully managed from within Satellite.
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I just submitted a patch to spacewalk-devel about this - please review.
*** Bug 545988 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Verified, this feature is introduced in Sat 5.4 and meets all requirements.
Reply to comment #5: this feature *requires* updated client tools packages (rhncfg, rhncfg-client, rhncfg-management) at least to version 5.9.27-1.el5 and newer.
I created a new symlink file and successfully deployed it. I also imported an existing symlink from the registered system into the sandbox and successfully deployed it.
Note: Setting of permissions for symlink files is not supported. This is correct as man chmod (coreutils-5.97-23.el5_4.2) says:
chmod never changes the permissions of symbolic links; the chmod system
call cannot change their permissions. This is not a problem since the
permissions of symbolic links are never used.
STAGE VALIDATED on Satellite-5.4.0-RHEL5-re20101015.0
The 5.4.0 RHN Satellite and RHN Proxy release has occurred. This issue has been resolved with this release.
RHEA-2010:0801 - RHN Satellite Server 5.4.0 Upgrade
RHEA-2010:0803 - RHN Tools enhancement update
RHEA-2010:0802 - RHN Proxy Server 5.4.0 bug fix update
RHEA-2010:0800 - RHN Satellite Server 5.4.0
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