Bug 69307 - Can't install source rpms as non-root user
Can't install source rpms as non-root user
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-07-20 13:19 EDT by Nathan G. Grennan
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-20 13:19:26 EDT
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Description Nathan G. Grennan 2002-07-20 13:19:22 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020713

Description of problem:
Even with .rpmmarcos to redefine the locations you can't install a source rpm
because rpm wants to write to the database.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login as non-root user
2. rpm -i package.src.rpm


Actual Results:  Error trying to open database

Expected Results:  For it to come back to the command line and to have installed
the files in the directories that .rpmmarcos specifies.

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Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2002-07-20 13:50:51 EDT
If this is rpm-4.1, then the problem is fixed in RawHide.

Otherwise, please reopen this bug.

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