Bug 19666 - rpm -U crashed with --excludepath
rpm -U crashed with --excludepath
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
: 11979 17488 17489 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-10-23 23:28 EDT by Alexander Kourakos
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-08 11:04:49 EST
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Description Alexander Kourakos 2000-10-23 23:28:01 EDT
On my RH7 system I had removed /var/www/cgi-bin and 
/var/www/html that came with apache. So when installing the new 
apache package, I thought to try the following command:

    rpm -Fvh --excludepath /var/www/cgi-bin \
        --excludepath /var/www/html \
        apache-1.3.14-3.i386.rpm apache-devel-1.3.14-3.i386.rpm

However RPM crashed and coredumped (not a comforting thing in 
the middle of an upgrade). Same behavior with the -U flag. I added a 
few v's and it died after:

    D: getting list of mounted filesystems

So it hadn't actually changed anything yet it seems.
Without the --excludepath it worked fine.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-01-08 10:26:11 EST
Yup. --excludepath is broke. Fix shortly.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-01-08 10:42:06 EST
*** Bug 17489 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2001-01-08 10:43:19 EST
*** Bug 17488 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2001-01-08 11:04:46 EST
*** Bug 11979 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2001-01-09 09:53:21 EST
Boy, this one's been there since rpm-3.0.4. Fixed in rpm-4.0.2-0.19 and

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