[CentOS] mock %post(pam) failure

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Apr 13 15:18:19 UTC 2009

Rex Dieter wrote:

> 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.

interestingly, I can no longer reproduce this failure myself on a recently
upgraded centos-5.3 box using mock-0.9.14 (from epel).

-- Rex

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