replacing folders with symlinks leads to rpm cpio rename errors

Stanislav Ochotnicky sochotnicky at
Fri Sep 21 08:34:39 UTC 2012

Quoting Julian Sikorski (2012-09-21 08:53:26)
> 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? 

Generally a bad idea to change symlinks and directories. You'd need a
post/postun scriptlets and it will get tricky fast

Stanislav Ochotnicky <sochotnicky at>
Software Engineer - Base Operating Systems Brno

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