|Summary:||rpm --root issues and errors|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||kestes|
|Component:||rpm||Assignee:||Jeff Johnson <jbj>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-09-09 14:12:34 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description kestes 1999-09-08 23:39:31 UTC
rpm command line argument '--initdb' does not accept the '--root' argument. This is bad since our automated boostrap of RPM on Solaris would be easier if we could treat every command the same and always use the '--root' for each rpm command until our OS is completely installed and the chroot is no longer necessary. There is a futher complication as it appears that the rpmrc file is needed to be in the default locatoin EVEN if we specify its true location. You will notice that we get errors redirecting the '--dbpath' since there is no rpmrc on the solaris machine where the jumpstart is taking place. We use rpm-2.5.6. Here is some hardware stuff but that should be irrelivant SunOS build01 5.6 Generic_105181-15 sun4u sparc SUNW,UltraAX-MP Here is my error log: # /a/usr/local/bin/rpm --root /a --initdb Unable to open /usr/local/lib/rpm/rpmrc for reading: No such file or directory. # /a/usr/local/bin/rpm --root /a/ --initdb Unable to open /usr/local/lib/rpm/rpmrc for reading: No such file or directory. # /a/usr/local/bin/rpm --initdb --dbpath /a/usr/local/lib/rpm --rcfile /a/usr> Unable to open /usr/local/lib/rpm/rpmrc for reading: No such file or directory.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-09-09 14:12:59 UTC
rpm-2.5.x *requires* .../usr/lib/rpm/rpmrc to be present. This has been fixed in rpm-3.0.x by permitting --rcfile to permit colon separated paths only the 1st of which is required to exist. If you wish to change this behavior in rpm-2.5.x, look at lib/rpmrc.c: it's a pretty easy hack to implement the rpm-3.0.x behavior (read: add --rcfile /usr/lib/rpm/rpmrc w/o chroot). Alternatively: mkdir -p <your_root_here>/usr/local/lib/rpm cp /usr/lib/rpm/rpmrc <your_root_here>/usr/local/lib/rpm/rpmrc before running "rpm -r <your_root_here> ..."