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Old 03-01-2004, 12:03 PM   #1
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macros file

Hi All

I am trying to run:

rpm -ivh dbpath ~/RPMdb src-rpmfile.rpm

I am not root so I created ~/.rpmmacros file after copying /usr/lib/rpm/macros
and changed the top dir defination to:

%_topdir ~/rpm/redhat

and changed dbpath to

%_dbpath ~/RPMdb

My RPMdb is populated with rpm files from /var/lib/rpm

........I have created directory structure as
mkdir -p ~/rpm/redhat/SOURCES
mkdir -p ~/rpm/redhat/BUILD
mkdir -p ~/rpm/redhat/RPMS
mkdir -p ~/rpm/redhat/SRPMS
mkdir -p ~/rpm/redhat/SPECS

and when I run rpm -ivh dbpath ~/RPMdb src-rpmfile.rpm
I am getting error:
error: cannot create %sourcedir /~rpm/redhat/SOURCES.....

Can Anyone help here....????????whats wrong do I need to change any else besides
macros file??????????????

Thanks a ton!!!!
Old 03-01-2004, 12:51 PM   #2
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Why are you installing rpm's not as the root user?
This is one of the jobs that should be done as root.

Looks like you've got a typo somewhere at first glance


surely should be ~/rpm/redhat not /~rpm/redhat ?

~rpm means the $HOME of user rpm, (e.g: my home is ~billy)

it's diff from ~/rpm which is directory 'rpm' in *YOUR* $HOME

anyway, unless you are doing something clever which i haven't
grasped, or don't have root access, install rpm's as root.
Otherwise you are going to need changing lots of permissions
to allow you to do this, which sort of defeats the object of
having permissions anyway.



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