I've set up SLES9 as a PXE/NFS automated build server, to build SUSE 8.2 workstations with all the latest patches applied. It was working fine last week, and indeed has been for some time, but today the build fails when it tries to install the kernel. Up to that point the install seems to be going smoothly.
The log (/var/log/YaST2/y2log) just has the entry "rpm failed, message was :" (no message)
I then tried to manually install it from the shell to check the rpm output:
# rpm -ivh /long/path/to/k_deflt-2.4.20-127.i586.rpm failed to open /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm: Read-only file system
error: cannot open /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm
/var/lib/rpm is an empty directory at this point, whereas packages.rpm is actually under /mnt/var/lib/rpm.
Can anyone shed some light on this? If you need more information let me know.
Regards, Andrew Wallace
Linux Administrator/Developer Siemens Business Services Coventry Tel: 02476 838364 Mob: 07766 560211