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Re: rpm install and folder creation

From: Belal Salem <belal@nothing-real.com>
Date: Sun 04 Sep 2011 - 21:33:20 CEST
Message-ID: <op.v1atxuntmn2pqa@gfx-a>
Thanks! According to all of that, I found the best solution just for now,  
is to rename rpm -> rpm.exec
and make a 'rpm' script that executes rpm.exec --noparentdirs $* all the  
time unless I don't want it, I can use rpm.exec itself.

On Sun, 04 Sep 2011 21:20:33 +0200, devzero2000 <pinto.elia@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
> PS
> FWIW, this is description of this disabler
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/rpm/+spec/rpm-split-vendor-config-in-autofu.
> <https://blueprints.launchpad.net/rpm/+spec/rpm-split-vendor-config-in-autofu>
> <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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