On a system where /home is in an automount map, rpm won't
upgrade a package with autofs running. It fails with a "foo
needs (some number)k of space on /home".
This is very reproducable with both the version of rpm that
is included with Red Hat 6, and the latest update rpm as of
Rpm has a concept of net shared path so that a file is installed only
on the server, not the clients. You can configure netshared paths
by adding (usuallly to /etc/rpm/macros) a line like
and reinstalling (ising --force if necessary) the package on the
client so that the files in /home will not be installed.
Otherwise, if you want to manage files with rpm that are installed
on an NFS mount, you will need root access to that mount point.
Is it lack of root access that is the problem? Please reopen this bug
if there is some other problem.