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Bug 61413 - RFE: Can't replace a directory with a symlink
Summary: RFE: Can't replace a directory with a symlink
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact:
: 3979 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 61131 73500 79579 CambridgeTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-03-19 10:55 UTC by Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:41 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 18:14:56 UTC

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Description Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-03-19 10:55:23 UTC
Description of Problem: 
rpm can't replace a directory with a symlink. 
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 
How Reproducible: 
Steps to Reproduce: 
1. Build an rpm with a directory in it; install it 
2. Update the rpm, replacing the directory with a symlink 
3. Try to upgrade to the new rpm 
Actual Results: 
Error messages, failed upgrade 
Expected Results: 
New rpm is installed 
Additional Information: 
I know it's always been that way; filing a bug report in the hopes of getting it on the 
feature list for one of the next versions. 
This issue blocks fixing some other bugs.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2002-07-20 18:55:19 UTC
*** Bug 3979 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Paul Nasrat 2005-09-29 18:14:56 UTC
We're not looking at doing this anytime soon.  If you want this persued probably
best forum is rpm-devel list

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