Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 39625
Error installing ucd-snmp-4.1.1-3.src.rpm with rpm 4.0.2
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:09:01 EST
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Description of problem:
When installing ucd-snmp-4.1.1-3.src.rpm with rpm 4.0.2 installed the
following error occurs:
error: cannot create sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm -Uvh db3-3.1.17-4.6x.i386.rpm rpm-4.0.2-6x.i386.rpm
2.rpm -Uvh ucd-snmp-4.1.1-3.src.rpm ucd-snmp-4.1.1-3.i386.rpm
The Compaq Linux Management agents depends heavily on ucd-snmp. Might be a good
idea to co-operate with Compaq Linux team with this issue.
Refer to the following document:
Hmmm. I suspect you need to install the newest update packages for rpm for RH
6.2 on that machine, especially rpm-build package as that one own the
This also makes sense as without the rpm-build package you can't rebuild rpm
packages from SRPMS.
Hope this explains everything.
Read ya, Phil
Great. Seems to work.
It might be a good idea to include a notice on rpm 4.0.2 page that the new
owner of /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES is rpm-build not rpm as it used to be on the
old rpm package.
And by the way, VERY impressive response time. This saved my day. Thanks.