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Bug 8223 - Unpacking hard links across mount points
Unpacking hard links across mount points
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 2000-01-05 22:02 EST by jafo-redhat
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-17 17:39:20 EST
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Description jafo-redhat 2000-01-05 22:02:28 EST
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).

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-05 22:12:59 EST
This looks more like a bug in rpm. Changed the summary to reflect this and
assigned to jbj
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-06 12:11:59 EST
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 ...
Comment 3 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-17 17:39:59 EST
Fixed in current devel tree

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