[CentOS] filesystem rpm fails when /home is NFS mounted

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 3 09:42:19 UTC 2009

On Friday 03 April 2009 05:11:15 R P Herrold wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Apr 2009, Anne Wilson wrote:
> >> It seems Paul and I are the last two users of NFS mounted
> >> /home left.
> >
> > I have /home exported and ran the upgrade from this laptop over the
> > network, where that directory is mounted and displayed in a folderview
> > under KDE4.  I had no problems whatsoever.  Is this the sort of situation
> > you mean?
> yup -- exports to another would not be affected by
> root_squash.
> To some degree, the fact that upstream did not detect the
> issue, and I missed it in testing, was a wry observation that
> the 'old ways' of a common set of /home/ exported from a very
> reliably 'up' box through an office, is passing away.
> The takeaway was that I need to 'test as I do, and do as I
> test'.  My testing regime will have to include 'cloning' a
> test box, and simply 'moving into it' for an afternoon when
> doing 'updates' QA testing.
I took it for granted that CentOS would be server, not client.  Silly to 
assume anything, I guess.

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