Bug 494 - Fails if /tmp and /etc are different file systems
Fails if /tmp and /etc are different file systems
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sndconfig (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1998-12-16 04:55 EST by rasumner
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1998-12-16 11:56:07 EST
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Description rasumner 1998-12-16 04:55:37 EST
The new /etc/conf.modules is created in /tmp and then
rename()d to /etc/conf.modules.  This call fails of course
when /tmp is on a different file system than /etc.  Once
I manually copied the file sndconfig worked without any
manual intervention.  I am impressed.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1998-12-16 11:21:59 EST
Let me run this setup by you, as I had no trouble in the test lab.  I
installed the /tmp partition on an IDE drive and put the / partition
on a SCSI drive and then performed the installation.  There was no
problem with the conf.modules file and I was able to run sndconfig
without any problems.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1998-12-16 11:55:59 EST
It did? I'm surprised.
Yes, it's a bug, it's fixed in sndconfig >= 0.27.2.

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