Bug 74339 - redhat-config-date writes to the /usr partition
redhat-config-date writes to the /usr partition
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-date (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2002-09-20 15:04 EDT by Daniel Walsh
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-14 16:36:33 EDT
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Description Daniel Walsh 2002-09-20 15:04:33 EDT
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Description of problem:
No applications should write to the /usr partition.  The disk should be able to
be mounted read-only so that diskless and shared /usr environments can exist.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/mainWindow.py", line 85, in ok_clicked
    self.dateBackend.writeNtpConfig(sysTimeServer, ntpServerList)
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/dateBackend.py", line 126, in writeNtpConfig
    fd = open("/usr/share/redhat-config-date/ntpservers", "w")
IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system:

Application does not work with a read-only root.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Mount /usr read-only
2.run redhat-config-date
3.change to use a timeserver

Actual Results:  Application has a traceback.

Expected Results:  Should work

Additional info:
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-10-14 16:36:26 EDT
I will move the ntpservers file into /etc/ where it belongs.
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-10-14 16:45:41 EDT
Should be fixed in CVS now.  redhat-config-date-1.5.2-12 will move the file into
/etc/ntp/ntpservers instead of /usr/share/redhat-config-date/ntpservers.

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