Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 688277
/etc/mtab not a symlink on livecd
Last modified: 2015-06-08 17:34:26 EDT
Description of problem:
Booting kde-x86_64-20110315.01.iso I see this in /var/log/messages:
localhost kernel: [ 5.047788] systemd: /etc/mtab is not a symlink or not pointing to /proc/self/mounts. This is not supported anymore. Please make sure to replace this file by a symlink to avoid incorrect or misleading mount(8) output.
It seems that livecd-creator does it's own linking/unlinking of /etc/mtab, quite unaware of the new world order - see historical bug #517394.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
livecd-tools-15.5 (from inspection of git repo)
The related anaconda bug is bug 670381, which symlinks /etc/mtab to /proc/self/mounts
It looks like this is the right thing to do now that systemd is being used.
Seems unchanged in Fedora-15-Nightly-20110502.18-x86_64-Live-kde.iso
(In reply to comment #1)
> The related anaconda bug is bug 670381, which symlinks /etc/mtab to
> It looks like this is the right thing to do now that systemd is being used.
I don't know of any missing functionality or use cases from the release criteria  that will be impacted by this change. It certainly seems like the right thing to do though, and certainly qualifies as a nice-to-have (NTH) in my view since this isn't something that can be shipped in an update, and is required at live image creation time.
I'm +0 blocker, +1 NTH.
If accepted as a Blocker or NTH, as long as a tested fix is a available, this issue can be pulled into Fedora 15 RC1
Tested a patch against the F15 Beta Live Desktop, worked fine.
Discussed in the 2011-05-06 blocker review meeting. Rejected as blocker since it doesn't hit any of the release criteria. Accepted as NTH because it is needed at live image creation time and not possible to fix in an update.
livecd-tools-15.7-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing livecd-tools-15.7-1.fc15'
as soon as you are able to.
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livecd-tools-15.7-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
livecd-tools-13.4.8-1.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.