Bug 157458 - can't update filesystem package
can't update filesystem package
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: filesystem (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-05-11 15:05 EDT by Ben Konrath
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-11 15:11:37 EDT
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Description Ben Konrath 2005-05-11 15:05:23 EDT
When I try to update the filesystem package, I get the the following output:

Running Transaction
  Updating  : filesystem                   ######################### [1/2]
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /home: cpio: chown

Updated: filesystem.i386 0:2.3.2-1
Complete!

An nfs partition is mounted on /home on this machine. Is this causing the problem?
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-05-11 15:11:37 EDT
Yes, if that's the case you need:

%_netsharedpath /home

in /etc/rpm/macros

Comment 2 Ben Konrath 2005-05-11 15:18:25 EDT
Shouldn't this be automatically detected? IMO, a user shouldn't have to know
this kind of thing? Anyway, just a thought. 
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2005-05-11 15:23:18 EDT
Well, conceivably you *could* want RPM to write to a network filesystem. Not
sure how common a usage case that is.

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