Bug 659501 - compat-libtermcap-2.0.8-49.el6.x86_64.rpm does not install any files
Summary: compat-libtermcap-2.0.8-49.el6.x86_64.rpm does not install any files
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: compat-libtermcap
Version: 6.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Miroslav Lichvar
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Reported: 2010-12-02 22:19 UTC by Dan Locks
Modified: 2010-12-03 17:42 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 17:42:48 UTC
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Description Dan Locks 2010-12-02 22:19:07 UTC
Description of problem:
compat-libtermcap for x86_64 does not install any files or create any links.  I have not checked i686.

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

How reproducible:
Just install compat-libtermcap

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install libtermcap
2. find /usr/lib64
Actual results:

[root@foo tmp]# find /usr/lib64 -name "libterm*"

[root@foo tmp]# yum install compat-libtermcap
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package compat-libtermcap.x86_64 0:2.0.8-49.el6 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                               Arch                       Version      
                      Repository                                Size
 compat-libtermcap                     x86_64                     2.0.8-49.el6 
                      rhel-x86_64-server-6                      16 k

Transaction Summary
Install       1 Package(s)
Upgrade       0 Package(s)

Total download size: 16 k
Installed size: 0  
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
                                              |  16 kB     00:00     
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing     : compat-libtermcap-2.0.8-49.el6.x86_64                       

  compat-libtermcap.x86_64 0:2.0.8-49.el6                                       

[root@foo tmp]# find /usr/lib64 -name "libterm*"
[root@foo tmp]# rpm -V compat-libtermcap-2.0.8-49.el6.x86_64.rpm 
package compat-libtermcap-2.0.8-49.el6.x86_64.rpm is not installed
[root@foo tmp]# rpm -i compat-libtermcap-2.0.8-49.el6.x86_64.rpm 
        package compat-libtermcap-2.0.8-49.el6.x86_64 is already installed

That's not right!

Expected results:
/usr/lib64/libtermcap.so.2 should either be a file or a symlink.

Additional info:
Same info posted to bug 607251.  Sorry if this creates bugspam.

Comment 1 Dan Locks 2010-12-02 22:22:27 UTC
Side note: I tried to add the old bug id to the "see also" field, but could not.  The error says the reporter should be able to change this field.

Comment 3 Jeff Bastian 2010-12-02 23:41:34 UTC
Note that with the 'rpm -V' command, you need to give it the package name, not the filename of the package:
    [root@foo ~]# rpm -V compat-libtermcap
    [root@foo ~]#

Next, you don't need to re-install the package with 'rpm -i' because you just installed it with 'yum install' which is what the error message was telling you:
    package compat-libtermcap-2.0.8-49.el6.x86_64 is already installed

Finally, the symlinks are in /lib64, not /usr/lib64:
    [root@foo ~]# rpm -ql compat-libtermcap

Please verify that you have the symlinks in /lib64.

Comment 4 Dan Locks 2010-12-03 05:44:45 UTC
I guess trying to be more explicit didn't actually add any clarity. Yum installed compat-libtermcap successfully.  It was when I didn't find any symlinks that I tried rpm -V (incorrectly).  Here's the result showing a correct invocation of rpm -V, with the same out put as you showed (none).  But there aren't any symlinks. /etc/termcap gets installed, though.

[root@foo ~]# rpm -V compat-libtermcap
[root@foo ~]# find /usr/lib64 -name "libtermcap.so.2*"
[root@foo ~]#
[root@foo ~]# find /etc/termcap

I checked my rhel6 32bit vm, and have the same problem, so the problem is not confined to x86_64

yumdownloader couldn't find any .src.rpms for compat-libtermcap.  Is that normal for RHN repositories?

Thanks for the quick response!

Comment 5 Miroslav Lichvar 2010-12-03 07:56:36 UTC
The files should be in /lib64, not in /usr/lib64.

Comment 6 Dan Locks 2010-12-03 17:17:52 UTC
oh. yeah.  The links are in /lib64. 

So that means the problem is with the rpm I'm editing not specifying libtermcap.so.2 correctly in BuildRequires.  Please close this with "notabug".

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