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Re: rpm install and folder creation

From: devzero2000 <pinto.elia@gmail.com>
Date: Sun 04 Sep 2011 - 21:20:33 CEST
Message-ID: <CAH5b-BXxYWGcdeZuoPH_56MF=JLLgura6=8YjpkrjsJ+k5ZVsA@mail.gmail.com>
On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 4:47 PM, Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com> wrote:

> 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
>        --disable-dirname-and-symlink-deps
> 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.
> No, it is right that i rip out the option tomorrow. I have introduced it,
it is equivalent to "vendor supported" - i am pretty sure -  but probably
don't work as it should. But if so there should be a spec with
directory-symlink broken deps that does not work even in Mandriva for
example. I would love to see this spec, possibly for tomorrow. Perhaps ark
linux and mandriva could be find useful. Thanks. Best Regards


FWIW, this is description of this disabler

<goog_702910032>The idea was to simplify bootstrapping distributions that do
not use rpm5 as a package manager or that are broken from a  QA POW
such  as RHEL5:
in short for simplify rpm5 adoption in first place. I am sure someone @
rpm5.org had used patch - not upstream - similar for RHEL5. My memory is not
so bad, i have seen this in a mail some year ago. The old dog can have good
memory, yes.

The idea was

> 73 de Jeff
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