Bug 65121 - Upgrade from 7.2 to 7.3 fails if the /root directory doesnt exist
Upgrade from 7.2 to 7.3 fails if the /root directory doesnt exist
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 64592
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-05-17 16:52 EDT by Gregg Lebovitz
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Description Gregg Lebovitz 2002-05-17 16:52:24 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.

How Reproducible:


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.

Actual Results:

Anaconda exits with the error /mn/sourceimage/root/update.log no such file or

Expected Results:

Redhat 7.3 installs prompts for a location to put the update.log file and then
creates this location, and continues with the installation.

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-05-20 15:03:23 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 64592 ***

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