Bug 56905 - rpm update fails with devfs
rpm update fails with devfs
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: SysVinit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-11-29 15:38 EST by Bernie Innocenti
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-29 15:38:47 EST
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Description Bernie Innocenti 2001-11-29 15:38:40 EST
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Description of problem:
rpm can't update the package when /dev is a devfs filesystem because
renaming /dev/initctl fails

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount devfs in /dev
2. type rpm -U SysVinit-2.79-2.i386.rpm

Actual Results:  output from rpm is:

error: unpacking of archive failed on file /dev/initctl: cpio: rename
failed - Operation not permitted

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-01-25 02:10:12 EST
If you need to install in a situation where /dev is (essentially) read-only, you
should add devfs to the netsharedpath that RPM will exclude. See
/usr/lib/rpm/macros for details.

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