Bug 690661 - /sbin/kpartx not found when building kdump ramdisk
Summary: /sbin/kpartx not found when building kdump ramdisk
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kexec-tools
Version: 14
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Neil Horman
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-03-25 00:04 UTC by David Shaw
Modified: 2011-07-13 19:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kexec-tools-2.0.0-41.fc14
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-07-13 19:27:12 UTC
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Description David Shaw 2011-03-25 00:04:31 UTC
Description of problem:

When starting kdump, it automatically (re)builds the appropriate initrd when necessary.  However, this displays:

   cp: cannot stat `/sbin/kpartx': No such file or directory

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Every time the dump initrd is rebuilt.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install kexec-tools
2. service kdump start
Actual results:

Error message from cp

Expected results:

No error message

Additional info:

I'm not sure why the dump initrd wants kpartx, but it seems to work just fine without it, at least in my particular setup (/boot on a partition, everything else in LVM).

The obvious workaround is to just install kpartx, but if the dump initrd actually needs it, then shouldn't the kexec-tools RPM depend on it?

Comment 1 Neil Horman 2011-03-28 14:57:37 UTC
This is fixed in kexec-tools-2.0.0-40 as part of bz 682859

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 682859 ***

Comment 2 David Shaw 2011-04-04 14:31:19 UTC
I just tested kexec-tools-2.0.0-40.fc14.x86_64 and it unfortunately does not resolve the issue:

# rpm -q kexec-tools
# rm -f /boot/initrd- 
# service kdump start
No kdump initial ramdisk found.                            [WARNING]
Rebuilding /boot/initrd-
cp: cannot stat `/sbin/kpartx': No such file or directory

(I'm not sure if I should reopen this bug or bug 682859, which this was duped to)

Comment 3 Neil Horman 2011-04-04 16:12:05 UTC
Sorry, sillyness on my part.  kpartx's usage is gone in f14, but we still try to include the binary.  I've fixed this in -41

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-04-04 16:52:48 UTC
kexec-tools-2.0.0-41.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-04-05 05:19:06 UTC
Package kexec-tools-2.0.0-41.fc14:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kexec-tools-2.0.0-41.fc14'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 6 David Shaw 2011-07-12 19:30:25 UTC
This does seem to fix the issue (and I've left karma).  Any update on getting it pushed to stable?   Thanks.

Comment 7 Neil Horman 2011-07-13 13:22:10 UTC
Done, it should be puhsed to stable in the next day or so.  Thanks!

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2011-07-13 19:27:07 UTC
kexec-tools-2.0.0-41.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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