#28 RPMS directory can't be a symbolic link

closed-fixed
nobody
5
2003-01-27
2003-01-26
Anonymous
No

I wanted to avoid using
/usr/local/src/Redhat/8.0/RedHat/RPMS
as my location for the .rpm files so I made a
/home/uml/RPMS link to it. I don't get an error when
umlbuilder_gui starts or reads the index, but with the
UML File system is populated, it can't see the files.
You get just a lot of file copy errors and then things
go bad after it can't find any scripts to run.

jack

Discussion

  • Anonymous - 2003-01-27
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     
  • Anonymous - 2003-01-27

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    It is actually a 'feature' of UML that won't do hostfs mounts of
    symbolic links. Add a trailing slash to the name you provide
    and it will work.

    I have bug reported this for UML, and fixed it for the next
    release of UML Builder (1.40-6). You can also fix your current
    installation if you want. Look
    in /usr/lib/uml/umlbuilder/profiles/uml_stage2_install.py and
    search for '-t hostfs'. Change '%s' to be '%s/'

     

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