Bug 42873 - rpm --prefix/--relocate failure
Summary: rpm --prefix/--relocate failure
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-30 14:53 UTC by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-30 14:53:55 UTC
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Description Rex Dieter 2001-05-30 14:53:51 UTC
Description of Problem:
Any use of rpm --prefix (or --relocate) with relocatable packages fail 
with error:
error: can't unlink /tmpblah-RPMDELETE: Is a directory
error: can't rename /tmpblah to /tmpblah-RPMDELETE: Is a directory
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /tmpblah: cpio: unlink failed 
- Is a directory

or if installing to a pre-existing system directory:
rpm --prefix /usr package.rpm
file usr from install of package conflicts with file from package 

How Reproducible:
I've tried this with at least 4 relocatable rpms with the same result.

Expected Results:
I would like to be able to relocate some packages is all.  

I'm particularly interesting in relocating IBM's 
IBMJava2-JRE-1.3-6.0.i386.rpm java rpm from it's default of /opt

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-30 15:02:35 UTC
rpm-4.0.2? Yes, relocations are broken there ...

Try rpm-4.0.3-0.6 (or any recent version of rpm-4.0.3) at
Reopen this bug with more info if rpm-4.0.3-0.6 does not work for you.

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2001-05-30 15:48:47 UTC
Sorry, I forgot to check for resolved/closed bugs before posting this.  My
report dups previous bug #39943

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2001-05-30 15:55:10 UTC
I can verify that the --prefix and --relocate options work as advertised with
the rpm-4.0.3-0.6 packages you referrenced.

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