Bug 62998 - rpm silently fails if /usr mounted "ro"
rpm silently fails if /usr mounted "ro"
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-04-08 19:20 EDT by greg hosler
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-08 19:20:47 EDT
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Description greg hosler 2002-04-08 19:20:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
In the past, when a destination fs was mounted "ro", and you tried to
"rpm -i " a package, you would get an error message, that would be anough of a
clue to remind you that you needed to remount /usr "rw", and redo the rpm.

as of Skipjack-2, rpm will silently fail, and the user will think that the
package installed successfully.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.mount /usr "ro"
2. pick a package that installs into /usr hierarchy
3. rpm -i <said package>

Actual Results:  silent return to prompt, as if the package installed successfully.

Expected Results:  an error message

Additional info:
Comment 1 greg hosler 2002-04-08 19:29:57 EDT
opps. not enough coffee to realize I was installing a src.rpm (and /usr/src
is a different rw partition). Retested w/ a proper rpm and /usr "ro", and I _DI_
get the error messages.

not a problem.

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