rpm dependency failed because the directory path doesn't exist

Florian Festi ffesti at redhat.com
Mon Jun 15 19:31:09 UTC 2009

zhang zjmtt wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I am using a new version of RPM. It looks like it acts in differently way
> than before.
> If the directory of a file doesn't exist, it will fail the dependency
> instead of automatically creating the directory.
> For example, abc.rpm contains a file fileDIR/fileNAME. If fileDIR is not
> installed, abc.rpm will fail the dependency check.
> Is there any option for rpm or rpmlib to force it automaticaly create the
> directory?

Specifying the exact version of rpm you use will make it much easier to find 
out where/what the problems ist.
Try rpm --version if you do not know. The distribution you are using can 
also help.


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