Bug 19382 - rpm --root xxx -i fails silently if user isn't root
rpm --root xxx -i fails silently if user isn't root
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 49899
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
: 11510 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-10-19 11:09 EDT by Fox, David
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-29 14:21:49 EDT
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Description Fox, David 2000-10-19 11:09:13 EDT
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 14:21:45 EDT
*** Bug 11510 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-08-30 14:22:27 EDT
Collecting rpm needs root problems at #49899.

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

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