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Bug 157458 - can't update filesystem package
Summary: can't update filesystem package
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: filesystem
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-11 19:05 UTC by Ben Konrath
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:53 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-11 19:11:37 UTC

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Description Ben Konrath 2005-05-11 19:05:23 UTC
When I try to update the filesystem package, I get the the following output:

Running Transaction
  Updating  : filesystem                   ######################### [1/2]
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /home: cpio: chown

Updated: filesystem.i386 0:2.3.2-1

An nfs partition is mounted on /home on this machine. Is this causing the problem?

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-05-11 19:11:37 UTC
Yes, if that's the case you need:

%_netsharedpath /home

in /etc/rpm/macros

Comment 2 Ben Konrath 2005-05-11 19:18:25 UTC
Shouldn't this be automatically detected? IMO, a user shouldn't have to know
this kind of thing? Anyway, just a thought. 

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2005-05-11 19:23:18 UTC
Well, conceivably you *could* want RPM to write to a network filesystem. Not
sure how common a usage case that is.

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