action #88482

Updated by cdywan 7 months ago

## Observation
Sometimes a job execution fails with this error
needles_dir not found: /var/lib/openqa/share/tests/opensuse/var/lib/openqa/share/tests/opensuse/products/opensuse/needles (check vars.json?) at /usr/lib/os-autoinst/ line 330.
Is concatenating two absolute paths ( when needles directory doesn't exist.

## Reproduction
Remove the directory needles from /var/lib/openqa/share/tests/opensuse/products/opensuse

## Acceptance criteria
* AC1: Needles folder has a working default or aborts if when PRODUCT_DIR/needles doesn't exist

## Suggestions
* Look into logic in ``
* Improve error message to reveal relevant variables instead of hinting at `vars.json` i.e. `NEEDLES_DIR`, `CASEDIR` and `default_needles_dir`
* Log the missing `PRODUCTDIR}/needles` if this affects the default nedles folder to be used here

## Work-around
* Create a folder `PRODUCTDIR}/needles`