Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8223
Unpacking hard links across mount points
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
The sendmail RPM fails to install on systems where /usr/sbin or
/usr/bin are mount-points. /usr/sbin/makemap is a hard link to
/usr/bin/makemap, which causes a cpio failure on installing.
Modifying the line in the .spec file which creates that link
to use a symbolic link would seem to be an option. If there is
a security reason for this not being a sym link, it could
simply be a copy (which is what I did).
This looks more like a bug in rpm. Changed the summary to reflect this and
assigned to jbj
This is a sendmail packaging problem, not an rpm problem. There is absolutely no
way that rpm can make a decision about how to convert a hard link to a
symlink under all possible conditions. Pong to you Cristian ...
Fixed in current devel tree