Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65121
Upgrade from 7.2 to 7.3 fails if the /root directory doesnt exist
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:38 EDT
Description of Problem:
While doing an upgrade from 7.2 anaconda exists and dumps a log file. The dump
file reveals that anaconda cannot create the file
/mnt/sourceimage/root/update.log because directory /mnt/sourceimage/root doesn't
exist. This is because the home directory for root (/root) on my system is an
absolution symbolic link to another directory.
Seems to me that anaconda should check to see if root exists and that it is a
directory. If not, it should warn the user and suggest an alternate directory
for the update.log file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Redhat 7.3 anaconda.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. On system to upgrade, move '/root' directory to a new location.
2. Build an absolution symbolic link from the new directory to '/root'
3. Load 7.3 install CD and Reboot system
4. Select Upgrade.
Anaconda exits with the error /mn/sourceimage/root/update.log no such file or
Redhat 7.3 installs prompts for a location to put the update.log file and then
creates this location, and continues with the installation.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 64592 ***