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Re: rpm install and folder creation

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Sun 04 Sep 2011 - 16:47:38 CEST
Message-id: <807C8DD7-B21A-42DA-B303-86AF6B7D5D72@mac.com>

On Jun 4, 2010, at 2:55 AM, Belal Salem wrote:

> Hi there!
> I issued the same issue before, when installing some packages, the RPM package manager doesn't create the required folders and ask for the folders as unresolved dependencies, although those folders are part of the package being installed.

Its "part of the package" which is confusing.

There are two meanings for "part of the package":

1) directory components as part of file paths
2) directory explicitly listed in "rpm -qpl *.rpm"

If its not explicitly in the file manifest, its not "part of the package"
and you *will* see what you are reporting.

> Recompiling RPM with the options: --disable-dirname-and-symlink-deps didn't solve the problem, anyway through that?!

I'm not the person to "fix" --disable-dirname-and-symlink-deps.

My fix will be to rip out the "Have it your own way!" functionality that isn't "working"
and remove the
in order to simplify RPM's build and clarify "supported" functionality. I see
no future in carrying around functionality that doesn't work as it should
and is "vendor supported" by others here @rpm5.org.

I will rip out the option if it isn't fixed by someone else @rpm5.org
this month.

73 de Jeff
Received on Sun Sep 4 16:47:43 2011
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