Bug 4097 - Component: INSTALLATION (cant find that in the list)
Component: INSTALLATION (cant find that in the list)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 1999-07-18 09:20 EDT by o.schnapauff
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-23 11:54:27 EST
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Description o.schnapauff 1999-07-18 09:20:20 EDT
RH 5.2 and RH 6.0 failed to update a 5.1 resp. 5.2 system,
many rpms fail with

Aktualisierung wird durchgef|hrt libtermcap.
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.34840: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.34840: Datei oder
Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
execution of script failed

The result is that the old AND the new rpm are marked as
installed in the rpm database, but no new files where
installed. manually doing a rpm -e <new rpm>, rpm -Uvh <new
rpm> fixes it, but needs to be done for each of 100 failed

Suspected reason: /var/tmp is a  link to /tmp on this
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-07-19 09:44:59 EDT
We are aware of problems with RPM resolving symbolic links for the
database.  This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-23 11:54:59 EST
Symlinks for top level directoryies need to be relative in order for the
upgrade process to work.

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