Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61413
RFE: Can't replace a directory with a symlink
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:00 EDT
Description of Problem:
rpm can't replace a directory with a symlink.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build an rpm with a directory in it; install it
2. Update the rpm, replacing the directory with a symlink
3. Try to upgrade to the new rpm
Error messages, failed upgrade
New rpm is installed
I know it's always been that way; filing a bug report in the hopes of getting it on the
feature list for one of the next versions.
This issue blocks fixing some other bugs.
*** Bug 3979 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
We're not looking at doing this anytime soon. If you want this persued probably
best forum is rpm-devel list