I don't know how many people do this, but sometimes when I want to debug a problem with a package that refuses to build I chroot to the mock root. And sometimes I have to bind mount something, such as /proc or /dev to the mock root.
The problem is that currently mock doesn't check if the root contains some mounts. Thus when I tried rebuilding my package mock rm -rf'd the root dir and due to the bind mounts I ended happily with an (almost) empty /dev.
Fortunately /dev is nowadays populated automatically and nothing was lost.
So: I wish that mock would check if there are any mounts inside the mock root and fail the clean phase if there is a mount.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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Not sure if we have this check or not. We ask that people use mock --shell in order to get into the chroot, which will handle all the mounting for you, but I could see a check to make sure nothing is mounted.
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I think the current versions of mock won't nuke your /dev anymore, but I've added an explicit call to _umountall() in the clean logic to make sure there are no mount points in the chroot before we start removing things.
mock-1.1.18-1.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.
mock-1.1.18-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
mock-1.0.25-1.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
mock-1.1.18-1.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
mock-1.1.18-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 testing repository,
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Update it with:
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mock-1.1.18-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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mock-1.1.18-1.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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mock-1.0.25-1.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.