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Re: why doesn't installation setup /var/tmp/rpm?



Panu Matilainen wrote:

> On Tue, 3 Mar 2009, Neal Becker wrote:
> 
>> Paul Howarth wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, 03 Mar 2009 08:13:26 -0500
>>> Neal Becker <ndbecker2 gmail com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I always have to do
>>>> mkdir /var/tmp/rpm
>>>> chmod 1777 /var/tmp/rpm
>>>
>>> What's it needed for? I've never needed to do this.
>>>
>>> Paul.
>>>
>> If I don't then when I run yum I always get a flood of messages saying
>> 'unable to get backing store ...' or something like that.  This has been
>> true on every machine I've setup for Fedora for many releases back.
> 
> Rpm doesn't use such directory for anything by default, and neither does
> yum AFAIK. Most likely you have overridden %{_tmppath} (by default
> /var/tmp) somewhere and forgotten all about it.
> 
>  - Panu -
> 

Ah, in MY .rpmmacros:
%_tmppath               /var/tmp/rpm

But this is a bug!  yum (run as root) shouldn't be using MY .rpmmacros.



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