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Bug 528687 - Allow febootstrap-run to be called by root
Allow febootstrap-run to be called by root
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: febootstrap (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Richard W.M. Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-10-13 07:38 EDT by Alexey Torkhov
Modified: 2009-10-13 09:48 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-10-13 09:48:35 EDT
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patch (736 bytes, patch)
2009-10-13 07:38 EDT, Alexey Torkhov
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Description Alexey Torkhov 2009-10-13 07:38:18 EDT
Description of problem:
If febootstrap-run called by root on dir that was created by febootstrap, it shows an error: "febootstrap-run: ...: not a root filesystem"

Attached patch, or similar would resolve the problem.

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Comment 1 Alexey Torkhov 2009-10-13 07:38:48 EDT
Created attachment 364575 [details]
Comment 2 Alexey Torkhov 2009-10-13 07:59:14 EDT
There are bug 525778, but my patch is contains better patch as it disables fakeroot run and allows to do 32-on-64 install (with setarch).

Which is not possible without root run according to man page.
Comment 3 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-10-13 08:53:53 EDT
Interesting if you could document how to do 32-on-64
installs somewhere.

I pushed the patch here:


Any comments on bug 528685?
Comment 4 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-10-13 08:54:20 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> Any comments on bug ------?  

I mean, bug 528577.
Comment 5 Alexey Torkhov 2009-10-13 09:22:12 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> Interesting if you could document how to do 32-on-64
> installs somewhere.

Command like this works for me from root:
LANG=C i386 febootstrap fedora-11 fedora-test -u updates-released-f11 -i bash

From user or without LANG=C it fails with various errors.
Comment 6 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-10-13 09:48:35 EDT
OK this is upstream, closing now.

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