Bug 132636 - documentation uses topdir, but rpm does not accept the option
documentation uses topdir, but rpm does not accept the option
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-09-15 07:52 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-15 08:49:02 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2004-09-15 07:52:33 EDT
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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 08:37:57 EDT
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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