Bug 4152

Summary: --prefix does not work when installing source rpm
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: kestes
Component: rpmAssignee: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
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Description kestes 1999-07-22 01:49:38 UTC
I tried running this command

rpm -U --prefix /data1/builds/1 \

I have a topdir setup in /data1/builds/1 and the
files did not go into /data1/builds/1/SOURCES and

I use RPM version 2.5.6 so this may be fixed in your sources

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-07-22 13:59:59 UTC
The --prefix option supplies a new leading path for a tag in a binary
rpm containing that contains the old leading path and absolute
path names. Since src.rpm's contain relative not absolute paths
and do not contain a prefix tag at all it's unclear whether the
effort involved in implementing --prefix is worth the effort.

Meanwhile, try
	rpm --define '_topdir	/data1/builds/1' -U ...
which should have the desired effect.