|Summary:||rpm chokes when running script and no /var/tmp|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4||Reporter:||Danny Aizer <Danny.Aizer>|
|Component:||rpm||Assignee:||Paul Nasrat <pnasrat>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2005-05-17 16:59:41 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Danny Aizer 2005-05-17 08:30:57 UTC
Description of problem: When trying to install a package that has %pre install scriptlet (and other scriptlets), and /var/tmp directory does not exist, 'rpm -i <package>' exits without any warning/error/message, and the package is not installed. When trying 'rpm -ivv <package>' the last message before the "closing db" messages is "running preinstall script (if any)". Trying 'rpm -i --noscripts <package>' installs the package (but w/o running the scripts, which are much needed). I believe /var/tmp is used by RPM to create temp files with the scriptlets. But if the directory does not exist, it should give some error, or try /tmp or something, no? Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: See above Steps to Reproduce: 1. See above 2. 3. Actual results: Package not installed, and no error/warning/message given. Expected results: Package installed and/or warning/error/message given why it was not installed. Additional info: See above
Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2005-05-17 15:14:17 UTC
What rpm version? rpm 4.3.3 in RHEL 4 works fine for me. D: install: %post(test-post-1.0-1.noarch) asynchronous scrriptlet start D: crated directory(s) /var/tmp mode 0755
Comment 2 Danny Aizer 2005-05-17 15:47:52 UTC
I'm actually using version 4.0, but since that's no longer supported and I could not find a similar bug in the database, I though of submitting this against the latest stable RHEL, just in case. Do you know, by any chance, in what RPM version was this (the creating of /var/tmp when it's missing) added?
Comment 3 Paul Nasrat 2005-05-17 16:59:41 UTC
From the rpm-4_0 branch: revision 22.214.171.124 date: 2000/12/19 17:59:30; author: jbj; state: Exp; lines: +58 -3 ... - create _tmppath on the fly if not present. rpm-4_0_1-release: 126.96.36.199 rpm 4.0.4 is the latest known good on that branch, please consider moving or advising your vendor to move to that branch.