Bug 132636 - documentation uses topdir, but rpm does not accept the option
Summary: documentation uses topdir, but rpm does not accept the option
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
URL: http://www.rpm.org/max-rpm/s1-rpm-any...
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Reported: 2004-09-15 11:52 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-15 12:49:02 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2004-09-15 11:52:33 UTC
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Description of problem:
The documentation explains to use

topdir: <path>

to set a different top directory, but rpm does not understand this, it
complains with

error: bad option 'topdir' at /home/hat/.rpmrc:356

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo "topdir: /home/blabla/mydir" > ~/.rpmrc
2. rpm -i <something>
3. Observe the output of the rpm command

Actual Results:  it does not work !!

rpm switches to the default /usr/src/redhat but I have no write access
there, so the install fails

Expected Results:  It should have used /home/blabla/mydir as top
directory for the rpm command

Additional info:

There is no entry for reporting bugs in documentation in this bugzilla

Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2004-09-15 12:37:57 UTC
This has already been fixed in CVS.  Unfortunately the site hosting
the newer copy is down atm.  I'll update www.rpm.org with the latest
working copy also.

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