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Old 09-06-2004, 06:27 PM   #1
marius7sv
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Help, installing filesystem package , I get weird error message


when I try to install this package
I'm getting next errors :

Marius:~/marius# rpm -i filesystem-2.2.1-3.i386.rpm

warning: group lock does not exist - using root
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /var/mail: cpio: rename failed - Is a directory

what it's wrong, help me

os linspire 4.5.439
 
Old 09-06-2004, 06:30 PM   #2
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have you tried it as root?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 06:34 PM   #3
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yes

I'm root, what it may be wrong ?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 06:36 PM   #4
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you tried it as "marius" or did you actually log out and login as "root"?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 06:40 PM   #5
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no

before install I su root but at the shell command remain Marius.....

Marius:~/marius# su root
Marius:~/marius#
Marius:~/marius# rpm -i filesystem-2.2.1-3.i386.rpm
warning: group lock does not exist - using root
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /var/mail: cpio: rename failed - Is a directory
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:27 PM   #6
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Hope this helps:

Code:
[root@directbuyinc up2date]# rpm -U filesystem-2.3.0-1.i386.rpm
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /var/mail: cpio: rename failed - Is a  directory
[root@directbuyinc up2date]# ll /var/mail*
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   10 Jan 25 00:59 /var/mail;41f5eae8 -> spool/mail
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   10 Jan 26 16:19 /var/mail;41f81573 -> spool/mail
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   10 Jan 26 16:56 /var/mail;41f81e51 -> spool/mail
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   10 Jan 26 17:11 /var/mail;41f8238c -> spool/mail
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   10 Jan 26 17:17 /var/mail;41f824f3 -> spool/mail
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   10 Jan 26 17:17 /var/mail;41f82505 -> spool/mail
 
/var/mail:
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 10 Sep 21 03:35 mail~old -> spool/mail
[root@directbuyinc up2date]# rm -rf /var/mail*
[root@directbuyinc up2date]# ln -s /var/spool/mail /var/mail
[root@directbuyinc up2date]# ll /var/mail*
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 15 Jan 26 17:21 /var/mail -> /var/spool/mail
[root@directbuyinc up2date]# rpm -U filesystem-2.3.0-1.i386.rpm
[root@directbuyinc up2date]# ll /var/mail*
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 10 Jan 26 17:21 /var/mail -> spool/mail
 
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