Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 461013
Satellite installation should not create files that are not owned by any package, unless necessary
Last modified: 2014-05-09 06:37:17 EDT
Created attachment 315644 [details]
List of new files and directories not owned by any package.
Description of problem:
Satellite uses installer (./install.pl) to install and upgrade the product. The installer installs the packages (and their prerequisites) but it also runs a lot of configuration tasks. The result is that there are files on the disk that are not owned by any of the Satellite packages. This might be correct for some (database in /rhnsat/) but not for others: /etc/rhn/satellite-httpd/conf/httpd.conf, /etc/sysconfig/rhn-satellite-prep/... , /home/nocops, /nocpulse, and so on.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL.
2. Run find / | sort > /tmp/pre-install.
3. Install Satellite.
4. Run find / | sort > /tmp/post-install.
5. diff those two files, get list of new files / directories
6. Run xargs rpm -qf 2> /dev/null | grep 'is not owned by any package$' on that list.
Some files could definitely be owned by some packages.
Some of there are fixed. But still valid (as of sat541 and sw17) for:
We have not addressed this specific bug in over 5 years years. This does not seem to have an active customer case with the bug report either. Closing out as wontfix to clear from backlog.
Please re-open if you disagree and wish further review.