Bug 39943 - rpm --relocate seems broken
Summary: rpm --relocate seems broken
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 40084 (view as bug list)
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-09 20:20 UTC by Martin Lichtin
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-09 20:20:31 UTC
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Description Martin Lichtin 2001-05-09 20:20:27 UTC
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Description of problem:
rpm --relocate doesn't seem to work. See the output of a try:

[root@trane /root]# rpm -i --relocate /opt/poet61=/tmp/poet61
Installing Java Collection Classes
error: can't unlink /tmppoet61-RPMDELETE: Is a directory

Note the missing slash in "tmppoet61". It doesn't install any files,
but puts the package into to the list of installed ones. Pretty weird.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try rpm --relocate with a relocatable package

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-09 20:27:36 UTC
Fixed in rpm-4.0.3-0.6, available at ftp://ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm/test-4.0.3

Please note that everything newer than 4.0.3-0.6 is still under development,
and is a very different beast indeed.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-10 14:56:40 UTC
*** Bug 40084 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Todd Allen 2001-09-21 15:50:51 UTC
The ftp site mentioned, ftp://ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm/test-4.0.3, no longer contains
rpm 4.0.3-0.6.  It now contains rpm 4.0.3-1.03, which appears to be that very
different beast you warned about.

Where can we find rpm 4.0.3-0.6?

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2001-10-19 14:35:35 UTC
Can anyone tell me where the fix rpm is ?  I am trying to load Informix 
software and get the same issue /products/informix errors as /productsinform.

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