Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439703
ltsp-server and tftp-server disagree on path for "tftpboot"
Last modified: 2008-03-30 21:16:08 EDT
Description of problem:
[root@victor ~]# ltsp-build-client --arch i386
ERROR: /etc/xinetd.d/tftp is configured to /var/lib/tftpboot while /var/lib/tftp
/tftpboot was the old location, while /var/lib/tftp is default in Fedora 9+.
You may need to edit /etc/xinetd.d/tftp manually.
error: LTSP client installation ended abnormally
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The tftpboot path was changed from /tftpboot to /var/lib/tftpboot in the
following change (tftp-server):
* Wed Jan 23 2008 Martin Nagy <email@example.com> - 0.42-6
- changed the location of tftpboot directory to /var/lib/
Maybe /var/lib/tftp is correcter than /var/lib/tftpboot, in that case please
reassign to component tftp, thanks!
Did you upgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9? In that case you have to edit
/etc/xinetd.d/tftp manually because it is evil for an RPM %post to edit config
files automatically and the tftp owner rightly declined to do it.
Unfortunately xinetd.d files need to be marked %config(noreplace) in order to
not break in upgrades, which sucks because they need to be modified merely to be
> Did you upgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9? [%config(noreplace) explanation]
No, this is a fresh install and %config(noreplace) is my middle name. ;)
As a further indication that the current tftp package in F9 does indeed use
/var/lib/tftpboot just look at its file manifest:
[root@victor ~]# rpm -ql tftp-server| grep /var
It's just that tft, ltsp and any other package making assumptions about where
the tftp(boot) directory is need to agree on a standard  location.
 standard for Fedora/RHEL at least, since there is no given FHS path for it
Great catch Axel! I had confused the name because of /etc/xinetd.d/tftp. This
will be fixed in 5.1.2.