replacing folders with symlinks leads to rpm cpio rename errors

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Fri Sep 21 07:27:13 UTC 2012

On 09/21/2012 09:22 AM, Julian Sikorski wrote:
> W dniu 21.09.2012 08:53, Julian Sikorski pisze:
>> Hi list,
>> one of the updates I am preparing is supposed to replace some of the
>> folders with symlinks. Unfortunately, this leads to rpm cpio: rename
>> errors upon an update attempt. Is there a standard way of dealing with this?
>> Regards,
>> Julian
> It seems to have gone through upon the second attempt. Odd.

Was the directory empty before installing the rpm replacing the 
directory with a symlink?

I could be wrong, but IIRC, current rpm is only able to handle 
dir->symlink replacers when "dir"s are empty.


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