Bug 491479 - scratch files and directories are not unlinked from /tmp
scratch files and directories are not unlinked from /tmp
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lorax (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Gracik
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Depends On: 717089
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Reported: 2009-03-21 11:48 EDT by John Reiser
Modified: 2013-07-04 08:46 EDT (History)
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Description John Reiser 2009-03-21 11:48:46 EDT
Description of problem:  Pungi leaves behind scratch files and directories in /tmp.  They should be unlinked unless there is an explicit request to save them.

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How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Compose a DVD according to the EXAMPLE on the manual page: pungi -c /usr/share/pungi/rawhide-fedora.ks --destdir=$DESTDIR --name Fedora --ver $VERSION
2.Inspect /tmp
Actual results: Scratch files and directories are left behind in /tmp:

Expected results: No scratch files or directories should be left behind in /tmp unless requested.  At a minimum, put them in $DESTDIR/work/$ARCH instead.

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Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2009-03-21 12:25:50 EDT
That's all anaconda there.  There is a bug somewhere when I last tried to put anaconda work somewhere else, and I haven't revisited it in a while.  One more reason why composing should be done in chroots that get blown away between composes.
Comment 2 David Cantrell 2009-03-23 16:16:07 EDT
The easiest fix for this would be in pungi, actually.  The anaconda scripts honor the $TMPDIR environment variable, defaulting to /tmp if it's not set.

Pungi could set TMPDIR to /tmp/work/ARCH or something else before it runs the anaconda scripts.
Comment 3 Jesse Keating 2009-03-23 16:23:17 EDT
Playing pass the bug again.  Every single time I try to redefine TMPDIR I wind up with broken images, due to something in buildinstall.
Comment 4 David Cantrell 2009-03-23 18:36:36 EDT
I see that mk-images.efi uses /tmp rather than $TMPDIR.  I'm guessing $TMPDIR is generic enough that it's used by another tool that gets used during the image creation.  Could change that something else and see what happens.

I'll have to try that later.
Comment 5 David Cantrell 2009-04-16 18:28:53 EDT

This is related to the scripts/ rewrite.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 08:28:57 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 8 Martin Gracik 2011-06-27 06:48:29 EDT
Reassigning to pungi once again.

This is for rawhide, where we don't use buildinstall anymore, but lorax instead. Lorax honors the workdir given by pungi and puts everything in the directory set up by pungi.

So I think it would be better for pungi to remove the temp directory, as it may need it once lorax is finished.
Comment 9 Jesse Keating 2011-06-27 16:23:23 EDT
I'm going to needinfo this, because now that lorax is used, I don't believe anything winds up in temp, as the only stuff that would wind up there before was buildinstall spew.

So, is there anything left over?
Comment 10 John Reiser 2011-06-27 19:38:06 EDT
(In reply to comment #9)
> So, is there anything left over?

pungi does not terminate using today's rawhide, due to bug 717089 in pylorax.
Comment 11 John Reiser 2011-06-27 23:47:30 EDT
(In reply to comment #9)
> So, is there anything left over?

On Fedora 15, there was one directory left in /tmp:
   drwx------. 3 root    root     4096 Jun 27 20:19 tmppwxlWI
which was an empty directory.

Comment 12 Jesse Keating 2011-06-30 16:26:46 EDT
Ok.  Pungi passes the workdir option on to lorax, so if Lorax isn't making use of it, not our problem.
Comment 13 Martin Gracik 2011-07-19 03:24:57 EDT
All temporary directories created by lorax have some lorax/pylorax prefix. I think this one may be created by yum.

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