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Re: Cat command in the %post

Maybe - during the time you ask for "cat /tmp/drivetype" - the tmp is not in the state you expect it to be.

As a debugging option, I would suggest you :

- setup logging during post to another Linux box
- before you do "cat /tmp/drivetype", do:
             df -l | logger
             ls /tmp | logger

plz let me know how it goes..

~ mrwhois

From: Rebecca R Hepper seagate com
Reply-To: kickstart-list redhat com
To: kickstart-list redhat com
Subject: Cat command in the %post
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 15:41:10 -0500

Hello All,

I am working with RedHat 9.0.  In my %pre section I determine the type of
hard drives and create a file containing the drive type as shown below:

echo "ide" > /tmp/drivetype

In my %post section I try to read the info from that file into a variable:

driveType=`cat /tmp/drivetype`

I receive the following error message during the %post:  cat:
/tmp/drivetype: No such file or directory

If I go to the alt-F2 window, I see the file and can do a 'cat' on it.

What is going on?


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