Bug 37441 - Errors on deleting non-empty directories on upgrade aren't useful
Summary: Errors on deleting non-empty directories on upgrade aren't useful
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-04-24 15:51 UTC by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-24 17:26:53 UTC
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Description Ed McKenzie 2001-04-24 15:51:07 UTC
rpm tries to delete directories once it has reason to think that directory 
no longer contains files, but in practice it ends up printing lots 
of "error: cannot remove /... - directory not empty."  I don't think this 
event is significant enough to print an error message, but that's just MHO.

In any case, it does seem odd to me that it prints this while performing a 
package upgrade.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-04-24 17:26:49 UTC
Yup. Reporting failed rmdir's is important to installer's and packagers,
but needlessly confuses users.

The error message will not be displayed if/when rpm runs a proper
package reference count on directories. The first step, adding an
index on directories in order to calculate the reference count is
in rpm-4.0.3. The final step, retrieving the number of packages
that use a directory so that the error messages will be displayed
only when the last package attempts a rmdir that fails remains.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-06 14:10:00 UTC
I'm marking this as CURRENTRELEASE, because the (bogus IMHO) error message is
what is desired in rpm at the moment.

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