Bug 19382 - rpm --root xxx -i fails silently if user isn't root
Summary: rpm --root xxx -i fails silently if user isn't root
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 49899
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 11510 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-19 15:09 UTC by Fox, David
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-29 18:21:49 UTC
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Description Fox, David 2000-10-19 15:09:13 UTC
Because the chroot call can only work for root, when I tried to install a
package into a temporary directory as a non-priviledged user it failed to
chroot and attempted to install
into /.  RPM should probably detect this case and signal an error, or at
least check the
result code from chroot.

It is unfortunate that regular users can't do this, but I suppose that is a
complaint for whoever
decreed that chroot shall only work for root.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-07-29 18:21:45 UTC
*** Bug 11510 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-08-30 18:22:27 UTC
Collecting rpm needs root problems at #49899.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 49899 ***

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