Bug 55488 - filesystem install requires rw filesystems
Summary: filesystem install requires rw filesystems
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 52190
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
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Reported: 2001-11-01 02:51 UTC by Scott Hunziker
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-01 16:50:35 UTC

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Description Scott Hunziker 2001-11-01 02:51:14 UTC
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Description of problem:
When I tried to install filesystem-2.1.0-2.1, it failed because I had
/usr/local/games and /opt mounted read-only.  The message was:

error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/local/games: cpio: chown
failed - Read-only file system

I mounted them read-write and then it worked fine, but that doesn't
seem right.  If they're already there and already have the correct
ownership and permissions, it seems like you should just leave them alone.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.mount /usr/local/games as read-only
2.install filesystem package

Actual Results:  error: unpacking of archive failed on file
/usr/local/games: cpio: chown failed - Read-only file system

Expected Results:  filesystem package should install without error

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-11-01 16:50:28 UTC
This really can't be solved in the context of just the filesystem package.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-12-03 00:09:20 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 52190 ***

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