Bug 989867 - syslinux-tftpboot uses old /tftpboot directory
syslinux-tftpboot uses old /tftpboot directory
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: syslinux (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Release Test Team
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Blocks: 1056248
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Reported: 2013-07-30 01:45 EDT by John Newbigin
Modified: 2014-10-14 02:36 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: syslinux-4.04-3.el6
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Last Closed: 2014-10-14 02:36:17 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2014:1461 normal SHIPPED_LIVE syslinux bug fix update 2014-10-13 21:10:56 EDT

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Description John Newbigin 2013-07-30 01:45:35 EDT
Description of problem:
syslinux-tftpboot installs files into /tftpboot but tftp-server creates and configures /var/lib/tftpboot

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

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install tftp-server syslinux-tftpboot
2. chkconfig tftp on
3. tftp localhost -c get pxelinux.0

Actual results:
Error code 1: File not found

Expected results:

Additional info:
I can't find any specific answers in the LSB or FHS but it seems that /var/lib/tftpboot has been adopted as the correct place for tftp files.

I don't know what selinux might permit.

see also #785955 #821481 #920744
Comment 3 Jan Stodola 2014-09-03 08:18:40 EDT
Reproduced with syslinux-tftpboot-4.02-8.el6, retested with syslinux-tftpboot-4.04-3.el6.

All files from syslinux-tftpboot are stored in /var/lib/tftpboot/, and getting pxelinux.0 from tftp works fine with default configuration.

Moving to VERIFIED.
Comment 4 Doug Mitchell 2014-09-26 01:23:32 EDT
Does this bug need to be cloned for RHEL 7?
Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2014-10-14 02:36:17 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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