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Re: xulrunner refusing to update from yum.



> Alan <alan clueserver org> wrote:
>> > Casey Dahlin <cjdahlin ncsu edu> wrote:
>> >> For the past few days I've been getting this in rawhide:
>> >>
>> >> Downloading Packages:
>> >> (1/1): xulrunner-1.9-0.be 100% |=========================| 9.3 MB
>> >> 01:22    Running rpm_check_debug
>> >> Running Transaction Test
>> >> Finished Transaction Test
>> >> Transaction Test Succeeded
>> >> Running Transaction
>> >>  Updating  : xulrunner                    #########################
>> >> [1/2]
>> >> Error unpacking rpm package
>> >> xulrunner-1.9-0.beta3.27.nightly20080223.fc9.i386
>> >> error: unpacking of archive failed on file
>> >> /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9pre/dictionaries: cpio: rename
>> >
>> > Delete that directory and try again.
>>
>> What about all the dictionary;####### directories?
>
> They get overridden by a symlink:
> $ ls -l /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9pre/dictionaries
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 2008-02-27 12:22
> /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9pre/dictionaries -> /usr/share/myspell
>
> That is why the unpacking when replacing with the new package won't work:
> cpio(1) can't replace a directory with a symlink.
>
> In any case, if you axe that and then install the newer version, it should
> replace them with something sensible if they are still required. Just make
> sure nothing is actively using whatever you delete.
>
> Sure, a more "decent" way is to erase the offending package, and then
> installing it again. But if something depends on it, sometimes not even
> "rpm -e --nodeps" does the trick.

Well, I am going to have to beat on it later.  The above did not fix it. 
The dependencies on xulrunner are pretty heavy.Once I get the other
half-gig of todays updates, I will see about fixing it.

> "rawhide" == "living dangerously" ;-)

Tell me about it.  I have only been using Redhat since 3.0.  (And
Yggdrasil and Slackware before that.)  I know how risky Rawhide is.  There
have been worse releases.  (*cough* Redhat 8.0 *cough*)

>
> ("rpm -V" afterwards isn't such a bad idea...)

Yep.



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