Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90805
Upgrade from 7.3 to 9 produces a symbolic link error
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:42 EDT
Description of problem:
During upgrade of Redhat 7.3 to 9 (using disk images downloaded from web) an
error occurs immediately after the auto detection of the current OS. The error
reads as follows:
"The following are directories which should instead be symbolic link, which will
cause problems with the upgrade. Please return them to their original state as a
symbolic link and restart the upgrade
To the best of my knowledge I have never tampered with this link. On my first
attempt to rectify the problem I deleted /usr/tmp - the same error occurred
during the upgrade. I then tried to re-establish the link with: ln -s /var/tmp/
/usr/tmp to create the correct link: /usr/tmp -> /var/tmp/
The same error message persists.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot with the installation CD
2.perform upgrade operation
3.error occurs during the step after detection of the existing OS
You want to link /usr/tmp to ../var/tmp (the .. is important).
*** Bug 90802 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional information to add.