[Pulp-list] Moving /var/lib/pulp

Brian Bouterse bbouters at redhat.com
Wed Mar 30 19:47:22 UTC 2016

A symlink issue was introduced with 2.8.0, but it's symptom is
observable when serving content and not with sync/publish issues[0].

This looks like a separate issue. Can you file an issue against Pulp and
include the specific AVC denials you are encountering? Also showing the
symlink link and target POSIX and selinux labels with `ls -laZ` would be

[0]: https://pulp.plan.io/issues/1791


On 03/30/2016 01:47 PM, Sparks, Alan wrote:
> Is there a best way to move the content of /var/lib/pulp to a different
> file system?   I’ve tried tar’ing the data over, with –“-selinux --acls
> –xattrs” switches, and then symlinking /var/lib/pulp to the new
> location.   Triggers all sorts of selinux issues, even after changing
> the type of the symlink I wind up with lots of messages from celery
> tasks (like denied search from “/data” and even “/”).
> In the end, all my sync/publish tasks end up with a
> Task Failed
> [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/lib/pulp/published'
> I know that all the published subdirectories have symlinks to the
> original locations (under /var/lib/pulp).   I can use a bind mount to
> solve it, but wondered if there’s a procedure to move the data and
> change the configuration to use the new location.
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