Bug 49800 - glibc-common won't install on clean system
glibc-common won't install on clean system
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-07-23 21:45 EDT by Robert van den Aker
Modified: 2016-11-24 10:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-23 21:45:52 EDT
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Description Robert van den Aker 2001-07-23 21:45:48 EDT
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Description of problem:

I updated my mirror of RH 7.0 for alpha with glibc-common-2.2-12 
and glibc-2.2-12. Tried to install from that updated mirror onto clean 
system. Error message in /tmp/install.log:

Installing glibc-common.

unpacking of archive failed: cpio: Missing hard link

Running rpm -i glibc-common will install the package after the install, 
but then I have to remove and reinstall all packages that couldn't 
install properly because they needed glibc-common. This includes 
all packages that are configured by a perl script, because perl can't 
set the locale. Very annoying. Could glibc-common be rebuilt so that 
it will install on a clean system?

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Mirror RH 7.0 for alpha

2. Incorporate updates from 'updates' tree into 'Redhat/RPMS' tree, 
including update to glibc-2.2-12 and glibc-common-2.2-12.

3. Try installation off the updated 'RedHat/RPMS' tree.


Actual Results:  glibc-common didn't install. Subsequent packages 
didn't install properly.

Expected Results:  glibc-common should install on clean system.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2001-07-25 06:56:58 EDT
It is a rpm issue when there are hardlinks where some of the links are
present in one %lang(), others in other %lang() and one of those languages
is not selected for install.
You can get around this by forcing %_install_langs all, or by using some
more recent glibc (such as the one from 7.1 distribution - highly recommended).

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