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Re: How not to use rpm owner/group info on unpack?

From: Jason Corley <jason.corley@gmail.com>
Date: Tue 09 Nov 2010 - 02:51:49 CET
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=51niAQEW1Vugr91ycvipSsRkB+14U3oFtR2Cf@mail.gmail.com>
is use -m with cpio not an option?
Jason

On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 8:49 PM, Marc MERLIN <marc_rpm@merlins.org> wrote:
> I was debugging an rpm problem and pulled my hair on this:
>
> As root, both:
> rpm2cpio file.rpm | cpio -idv
> and
> 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).
>
> Thanks,
> Marc
> --
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