Bug 39625 - Error installing ucd-snmp-4.1.1-3.src.rpm with rpm 4.0.2
Error installing ucd-snmp-4.1.1-3.src.rpm with rpm 4.0.2
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ucd-snmp (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-05-08 07:58 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:09 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-08 08:23:36 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-05-08 07:58:34 EDT
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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

How reproducible:
Always

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
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Additional info:
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2001-05-08 08:04:05 EDT
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:

http://www.compaq.com/support/files/server/us/WebDoc/Linux/Linux.pdf
Comment 2 Phil Knirsch 2001-05-08 08:23:31 EDT
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
/usr/src/redhat/SOURCES directory.

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
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-05-08 08:45:05 EDT
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.

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