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Description of problem:
When updating foomatic using this rpm string:
rpm -Fvh foomatic*1018.6.i386.rpm
I get this error message from rpm:
1:foomatic error: unpacking of archive failed on file
/usr/share/foomatic/db/compiled: cpio: rename failed - Is a directory.
This first occured when I attempted to update using
and occured again when I attempted to update using
just tonight (11/20/2001).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm -Fvh foomatic*1018.6.i386.rpm
Actual Results: I get the error message indicated in the Description I
wrote, see above. The foomatic package does not show the update when I run
an rpm query (rpm -q foomatic).
Expected Results: RPM should have applied the update without an error
code. An rpm query should show the updated package as installed.
I just installed 7.2 to a new computer here in a server configuration with no X
components. There are no other operating systems on the new machine. When I
applied the foomatic updates to it, they completed without error.
That made me remember I was running the Roswell beta on my workstation. Then I
installed a boxed set of 7.2 as an "upgrade" on top of Roswell. Then I attempted
to apply the foomatic updates I'm discussing in this report, and these won't
install correctly as indicated above.
Hope this helps with resolving the issue.
Yeah, this is a problem with upgrading from one of the roswell betas; you need
to remove the directory in question first.