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Old 03-28-2004, 06:16 AM   #1
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Installing ftape RPM


I am trying to install the ftape rpm (ftape-4.02-1.i386.rpm) and am having trouble. 'rpm -i ftape-4.02-1.i386.rpm' gives me the following error:

error: unpacking of archive failed on file /dev/nqft0: cpio: rename failed
- Operation not permitted

I am running rpm as root and I know this rpm installs fine on RH. Can someone tell me why I'm getting this error on Mandrake? TIA.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 03:57 PM   #2
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"I am running rpm as root and I know this rpm installs fine on RH. Can someone tell me why I'm getting this error on Mandrake? TIA."

Over the years I installed ftape-4.02 on SuSE 6.4, 7.2, 8.0, and 8.1. The reasons that I can think of why it might not work on Mandrake are:
The permissions on /dev/nqft0 might not be set to crw-rw----
The Mandrake rpm package may be screwed up. In which case you could try installing ftape from source.

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Old 03-28-2004, 06:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. The device is created by cpio during the rpm install. Whatever permissions it had when the rpm was created is what it will get when cpio restores it. That lends credence to your suggestion that ftape is broken for Mandrake. I really don't want to compile the source if I don't have to. I've tried contacting the ftape mailing list but it seems like no one is reading it (or at least no one is repling). It looks like I may be stuck building it from source. Yuck!
 
  


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