rpm dependency failed because the directory path doesn't exist

zhang zjmtt jullyzhang at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 17:24:58 UTC 2009

Thanks Guys.

The old rpm version is 4.4.2. The new rpm version is 5.1.6. So there is not
way to avoid mandatory parent-dir/linkto dependency??


2009/6/16 devzero2000 <pinto.elia at gmail.com>

> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 9:31 PM, Florian Festi <ffesti at redhat.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> As you know exists only a branch of rpm the reinforce parent-dir/linkto
> deps in mandatory mode.
> Regards
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