On Aug 22, 2007, at 9:25 PM, Tobias Gerschner wrote:
> I am in the process of upgrading rpm from 4.4.4 to 4.4.9 . Seems like
> from 4.4.5 > 4.4.6 directory dependencies got introduced. Now I could
> not install any older rpm because it depends on /usr/bin or even more
> obscure paths that are created during installation of the very package
> ( say /usr/lib/foo/plugin )
> Am I missing some information here ? I found a theoretical discussion
> about the pro + cons of directory dependencies but no actual
> discussion of how things are implemented and how to achieve backward
> compatibility .
> Any help appreciated ( links , diffsets + comments )
Add --noparentdirs to disable during install.
mkdir -p /etc/rpm/sysinfo
rpm -Va --orphandirs > /etc/rpm/sysinfo/Dirnames
to generate the list of missing directories.
73 de Jeff
Received on Thu Aug 23 05:30:50 2007