RHN Satellite installer (install.pl) fails at database installation if the /rhnsat is linked (softlink) to any other directory

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Issue

  • RHN Satellite installer (install.pl) fails at database installation if the /rhnsat is linked (softlink) to any other directory. Installer should support softlink for /rhnsat
** Database:   /var/log/rhn/install_db.log
*** Progress: ########
Could not install database. 

Error message in install_db.log

Attempting to create Oracle instance rhnsat ...
Username/Password access for this database will be rhnsat/rhnsat

Using ORACLE_HOME=/opt/apps/oracle/web/product/10.2.0/db_1

Unable to create data directory /rhnsat/data/rhnsat.  Please create and ensure
it can be read and written to by oracle:dba.

Environment

  • Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite v 5.4

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