Bug 50550 - rpm -i --prefix <path> <xxx.rpm> error! (ver 4.0.2)
rpm -i --prefix <path> <xxx.rpm> error! (ver 4.0.2)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-07-31 23:34 EDT by Xuan Li
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Description Xuan Li 2001-07-31 23:34:20 EDT
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Description of problem:
Install a relocatable package with command:
    'rpm -i --prefix /home/lix abcde.rpm' on Red Hat 7.1
Got an error message:
    'Error: can't unlink homelix-RPMDELETE: Is a directory.'
Install failed.  RPM version on rh7.1 is 4.0.2.
Use the same command on Red Hat 7.0.  Install successfully. RPM version on 
rh7.0 is 4.0.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Find a relocatable package, for example: abcde.rpm
2.Create directory '/home/lix' and give properly priviledge.
3.run 'rpm -i --prefix /home/lix abcde.rpm' on Red Hat 7.1.
4.Error occurs.

Actual Results:  Error messages:
    'Error: can't unlink homelix-RPMDELETE: Is a directory.'

Expected Results:  Install successfully to directory /home/lix.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-08-01 08:32:41 EDT
Yup, relocations were broken in rpm-4.0.2.

Try rpm-4.0.3 from Raw Hide, or ftp://ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm/test-4.0.3

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