[CentOS] mock %post(pam) failure

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Apr 13 13:41:09 UTC 2009

Stuart Jansen wrote:

> 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
> ------

I saw this in my f10 buildroots hosted on centos 5.2.

several bugs:
1.  rpm/yum (on the buildhost) not respecting pam's
Requires(post): coreutils
2.  pam's scriptlets unsafe and not ending with ||:
3.  rpm/yum (on the buildhost) exiting with error-code on a scriptlet
failure (and mock aborting because of it).  I'm fairly certain recent
rpm/yum on fedora no longer suffers from this.

I emailed pam's maintainers about item 2 ~6 months ago, but I don't see it
implemented yet.  I guess I never filed a bug, will do now.

-- Rex

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