Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 451721
rhnpush fails if /var/satellite doesnot exist
Last modified: 2009-09-10 16:25:49 EDT
Description of problem:
The server side component of rhnpush is unable to create /var/satellite folder
on its own since its run as an apache user who does not have create permissions
under /var. This for example can be an issue if some one tries to rhnpush a
package to a satellite before running satellite-sync.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): noticed in 511, it
may have been prevalent in earlier versions also..
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
Many ways to reproduce this. One way
1. Install a satellite (don't run satellite-sync yet)
2. rhnpush foo.rpm -uadmin -p redhat --nosig -v --server=https://localhost/APP
Error pushing foo.rpm: Error 500Error Message:
Package upload failed: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/satellite'
Another way to reproduce this is to temporarily rename /var/satellite to
something else (/var/satellite-backup) and trying the same rhn push command...
chown apache:root /var/satellite
Then try rhnpush again.
Sounds like the installer should address this issue and not depend on python code for sat sync running as root needing to create the location correctly.
*** Bug 436097 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The problem is in:
_verifyPkgRepMountPoint in /usr/share/rhn/satellite_tools/satsync.py (or
equivalent in Spacewalk)
I think that if the directory doesn't exist, the mkdir should be in the spec for rhns-satellite-tools (or equivalent in Spacewalk).
Should _verifyPkgRepMountPoint create that directory at all? Shouldn't the code which puts the directory to /etc/rhn/rhn.conf also create that directory? I do not like it in the .spec either because you could change it in the answer file.
I'm taking this bugzilla.
My plan is to create the directory in spacewalk-setup / install/stage2.pl, not in the satellite-sync.
This bugzilla was addressed in upstream (Spacewalk), in bugzilla 474146.
With Satellite-5.3.0-RHEL5-re20081223.1 and Satellite-5.3.0-RHEL4-re20081223.2 composes available, moving ON_QA.
Verified fixed in Sat 530
Latest stage iso, after fresh installation:
# ls -dl /var/satellite
drwxr-xr-x 3 apache root 4096 Sep 2 13:15 /var/satellite
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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