is use -m with cpio not an option?
On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 8:49 PM, Marc MERLIN <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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).
> "A mouse is a device used to point at the xterm you want to type in" - A.S.R.
> Microsoft is to operating systems & security ....
> .... what McDonalds is to gourmet cooking
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Received on Tue Nov 9 02:59:04 2010