I was debugging an rpm problem and pulled my hair on this:
As root, both:
rpm2cpio file.rpm | cpio -idv
alien --to-tgz file.rpm ; tar xvzf file.rpm
unpack the package but lose the owner/group info for files.
Yet, installing the rpm on a system does use the right user/group info.
Argh, lost half a day on this :(
What is the proper way to unpack an rpm without losing the user/group info
(i.e. without installing it and without relying on an rpmdb, just unpacking
its files with proper perms).
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Received on Tue Nov 9 02:49:54 2010