Reposync dependency and permissions

Bug #710757 reported by Tony Lucas
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cobbler (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: cobbler

createrepo is not listed as a dependency but is if you are going to use repo's at all.

Also, one of the final steps of reposync is:

    cmd1 = "chown -R root:apache %s" % repo_path
        utils.subprocess_call(self.logger, cmd1)

Which fails because apache/httpd is running as www-data. is full of hardcoded issues like that.

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Andres Rodriguez (andreserl) wrote :

Hi Tony!

Thank you for reporting bugs and trying to make Ubuntu better.

Could you please provide a Step by Step to be able to reproduce this bug, and if you can a trace?

Thank you!

Changed in cobbler (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
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Tony Lucas (tony-flexiant) wrote :

Install natty
apt-get update
apt-get install cobbler

(Add a repo, a fake empty one will do, it makes no difference):

cobbler repo add --name=test --mirror=/root/random (which is empty)
cobbler reposync


task started: 2011-02-02_151219_reposync
task started (id=Reposync, time=Wed Feb 2 15:12:19 2011)
hello, reposync
run, reposync, run!
running: rsync -rltDv --delete --exclude-from=/etc/cobbler/rsync.exclude /root/random/ /var/www/cobbler/repo_mirror/testrepo
received on stdout: sending incremental file list

sent 27 bytes received 15 bytes 84.00 bytes/sec
total size is 0 speedup is 0.00

recieved on stderr:
running: createrepo -c cache -s sha /var/www/cobbler/repo_mirror/testrepo
received on stdout:
recieved on stderr: /bin/sh: createrepo: not found

creating: /var/www/cobbler/repo_mirror/testrepo/config.repo
running: chown -R root:apache /var/www/cobbler/repo_mirror/testrepo
received on stdout:
recieved on stderr: chown: invalid group: `root:apache'

running: chmod -R 755 /var/www/cobbler/repo_mirror/testrepo
received on stdout:
recieved on stderr:

Fails both with not finding createrepo, as it's not installed, and the group is wrong for chown as well. That said it doesn't notice it's failed!

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Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

This is the expected behavior when using cobbler with ubuntu since you are using createrepo. Createrepo is listed as a suggests so it will not get installed automatically.

Changed in cobbler (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package cobbler - 2.1.0~bzr1998-0ubuntu1

cobbler (2.1.0~bzr1998-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
  * Dropped:
    - debian/patches/01-ubuntu-webroot.patch: Accepted upstream.
    - debian/patches/04-logfile-check.patch: Accepted upstream.
    - debian/patches/05_fix_init_paths.patch: Accepted upstream.
    - debian/patches/11_support-other-wol-tools.patch: Accepted upstream.
    - debian/patches/22_re-enable_debmirror.patch: Accepted upstream.
    - debian/patches/03-localboot-value.patch: Accepted upstream.
   * debian/control: Add python-all as a build dependency.
   * debian/patches/05_cobbler_fix_reposync_permissions.patch:
     Fix reposync permissions. (LP: #710757)
   * debian/patches/12_fix_dhcp_restart.patch: Fix dhcp restart.
     (LP: #709723)
 -- Chuck Short <email address hidden> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:39:12 -0500

Changed in cobbler (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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