nova-common postinst fails to complete for new installations

Bug #865169 reported by James Page on 2011-10-03
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nova (Ubuntu)
James Page

Bug Description

2011.3-0ubuntu4 introduced a change to the postinst to fixup permissions for upgrades to ensure that files in /var/lib/nova with group ownership of root or nogroup switched to nova

Unfortunately this does not take into account new installs - the permissions on /var/lib/nova remain as root:root so the nova-manage db sync command fails as the end of the postinst maintainer script.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: nova-common 2011.3-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: User Name 3.0.0-11.18-virtual 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-11-virtual i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Oct 3 09:27:50 2011
Ec2AMI: ami-5a6c5e2e
Ec2AMIManifest: (unknown)
Ec2AvailabilityZone: eu-west-1a
Ec2InstanceType: m1.small
Ec2Kernel: aki-64695810
Ec2Ramdisk: unavailable
NovaConf: Error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/etc/nova/nova.conf'
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: nova
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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James Page (james-page) wrote :
James Page (james-page) wrote :

Also caused nova-api to stop working generally as well.

James Page (james-page) on 2011-10-03
Changed in nova (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
importance: High → Critical
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → James Page (james-page)
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.10
Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-10-04
tags: added: server-o-rs
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nova - 2011.3-0ubuntu5

nova (2011.3-0ubuntu5) oneiric; urgency=low

  * debian/nova-common.postinst:
    - Set permissions recursively on /var/lib/nova to nova:nova for new
      installations (LP: #865169).
  * debian/patches/backport-libvirt-console-pipe.patch:
    - Patch updated to use correct patchset from upstream - incorrect version
      was uploaded in -0ubuntu4 (LP: #832507).
 -- James Page <email address hidden> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 09:43:55 +0100

Changed in nova (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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