Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428861
Could not find required config file: /etc/mock/default.cfg
Last modified: 2013-01-09 20:46:37 EST
Description of problem:
mock assumes the default configuration file name is default.cfg but the one
shipping with mock is 'defaults.cfg'.
% mock init
ERROR:root:Could not find required config file: /etc/mock/default.cfg
ERROR:root: Did you forget to specify the chroot to use with '-r'?
% ls -l /etc/mock/default*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3821 Nov 20 18:04 /etc/mock/defaults.cfg
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install mock
2. mock init
There may be a more fundamental issue here too. This is a stock CentOS 5
machine and after moving defaults.cfg to default.cfg I get this anytime I run a
INFO: mock.py version 0.8.9 starting...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/libexec/mock.py", line 360, in ?
File "/usr/libexec/mock.py", line 299, in main
chroot = mock.backend.Root(config_opts, uidManager)
File "<string>", line 1, in <lambda>
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/mock/trace_decorator.py", line 24, in trace
result = f(*args, **kw)
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/mock/backend.py", line 37, in __init__
self.sharedRootName = config['root']
This happens no matter what I try to put for --arch
Okay, fair bit of user error here...
looks like default.cfg is generally supposed to be linked to one of the other
.cfg's in /etc/mock It isn't by default and that is what was causing my initial
So change this to just have it figure out a default mock configuration to link to.
For the next release of mock, we have renamed defaults.cfg to site-defaults.cfg
to make this situation clearer.
It is still up to the end-user to make a default.cfg symlink, or use the '-r
This has been pushed as 0.9.6 in rawhide and will be backported to F7/F8 in Feb.