Bug 4870 - RPM Test for Read-Only File System
RPM Test for Read-Only File System
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 4098
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 1999-09-02 20:08 EDT by Jason Bucata
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-03 13:32:45 EDT
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Description Jason Bucata 1999-09-02 20:08:30 EDT
It would be nice if RPM would, in addition to all of the
other checking that I know it does before attempting an
install, check all of the affected file systems and see if
any of them are mounted read-only.  It's rather annoying at
best, dangerous at worst, to have a package partially
install and then fail in the middle as a result of a
read-only file system that I forgot to remount before
attempting the install.  Since I mount most of my
filesystems read-only this becomes quite annoying.

At *least* if rpm --test would say something (since I do run
it with --test before running for real), that would be a
step in the right direction.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-01-08 11:16:53 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4098 ***

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