[CentOS] mock %post(pam) failure

Matthew Hyclak hyclak at ohio.edu
Fri Apr 10 14:26:59 UTC 2009

On 04/09/09 16:46, Stuart Jansen enlightened us:
> I recently upgraded an internal build server from C5.2 to C5.3 and now
> I'm experiencing problems initializing the mock buildroot. Specifically,
> I'm getting the following error:
> ------
> /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.77062: line 6: cat: command not found
> /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.77062: line 7: rm: command not found
> /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.77062: line 22: install: command not found
> /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.77062: line 25: install: command not found
> error: %post(pam- scriptlet failed, exit status 127
> ------
> Googling has revealed that Fedora had a similar problem about a year
> ago, but doesn't reveal what to do about it. Apparently there is a
> circular dependency between pam and coreutils. For some reason yum has
> recently decided to install pam before coreutils.
> Has anyone else seen this? More importantly, does anyone have any tips
> how to resolve or work around the issue?

I just started seeing this in the last week as well. I hadn't had time to
start digging into it, though. 


Matt Hyclak
Systems and Operations 
Office of Information Technology
Ohio University
(740) 593-1222
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