usrmove breaks on directory name conflict

Sérgio Basto sergio at
Mon Apr 23 16:28:42 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-04-23 at 09:45 -0600, Daniel Drake wrote: 
> Hi,
> Last week I tried a preupgrade from F16 to F17 beta.
> When rebooting into the preupgrade environment, the upgrade failed in usrmove:
> Make a copy of /mnt/sysimage/usr/bin
> Merge the copy with /mnt/sysimage/bin
> cp: cannot overwrite directory /mnt/sysimage/usr/bin.usrmove-new/mkdir
> with non-directory
> Something failed. Move back to the original state.
> Rebooted back into F16. It looks like the issue was that I had a
> directory at "/usr/bin/mkdir/". No idea how, looks like it was from
> December. Probably my fault, but perhaps usrmove shouldn't fall over
> when facing this situation.
> After removing that weird directory, I rebooted into preupgrade and it
> worked fine. Now running F17 beta.

you should open a bug report in rhbz , with component preupgrade .  

Sérgio M. B.

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