Bug 591903 - grub.conf.rpmsave symlink is pointing to a bad file
Summary: grub.conf.rpmsave symlink is pointing to a bad file
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Brian Lane
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-13 13:08 UTC by David Kovalsky
Modified: 2014-03-31 23:45 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-05-24 16:19:59 UTC
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Description David Kovalsky 2010-05-13 13:08:44 UTC
[root@kovy ~]# ls -l /boot/grub/|egrep '(grub|menu)'
-rw-------. 1 root root    880 May 13  2010 grub.conf
-rw-------. 1 root root    865 May 13  2010 grub.conf.rpmsave
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root     11 May 13  2010 menu.lst -> ./grub.conf
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root     11 Jul  3  2009 menu.lst.rpmsave -> ./grub.conf

After installing RHEL6 Snap2 with RHEL5 on a different LV and not formatting boot, symlinks are not correct.

menu.lst.rpmsave should point to grub.conf.rpmsave (at least that would make sense to me).

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-13 15:19:35 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2010-05-17 09:23:21 UTC
From rpm perspective, symlinks don't follow their targets on rename so NOTABUG. However these .rpmsave's dont originate from rpm as grub.conf and menu.lst aren't %config files but anaconda (booty/*.py). So if anything is to be done about this it's in anaconda land, reassigning back.

Comment 4 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-17 09:26:38 UTC
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request.

Comment 5 David Kovalsky 2010-05-17 13:21:27 UTC
Reopening as I believe that this still should be fixed in Anaconda.

Comment 6 Brian Lane 2010-05-21 21:17:40 UTC
This really is correct. Symlinks are simply a link to a location and don't change what they point to when renamed.

Comment 8 Brian Lane 2010-05-24 16:19:59 UTC
Sorry, but the benefit of doing that is far outweighed by the amount of complexity required to do so.

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