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Bug 2670 - prefix option doesn't work
Summary: prefix option doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
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Reported: 1999-05-08 20:03 UTC by jmbastia
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-01 19:31:40 UTC

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Description jmbastia 1999-05-08 20:03:59 UTC
When attemption to use the --prefix option with rpm in
RedHat Linux 6.0, it reports that only one prefix option may
be used, even if only one option is used.  For example:

# rpm -ivh --prefix /opt/zip zip-2.1-8.i386.rpm
rpm: only one of --prefix or --relocate may be used

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-09 19:42:59 UTC
You can work around this problem by using --relocate. Assuming
that the package wants to install in /usr and you wish to install
in /opt/zip, the command would be

	rpm -ivh --relocate /usr=/opt/zip zip-2.1.8.i386.rpm

Comment 2 Erik Troan 1999-06-01 19:31:59 UTC
fixed in rpm 3.0.1

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