The rise of linux (was RE: [ILUG] Pre configured boxes)
Donncha O Caoimh
donncha.ocaoimh at tradesignals.com
Thu Nov 25 12:07:28 GMT 1999
Not knowing anything about how RPM works internally, can an rpm install
run a script before installing any files? That could easily check for
Having RPM do it is the best way of course.
Kenn Humborg wrote:
> > > > Then it said "insufficent disk space on /" - smeg. It's trying to install
> > > > into /opt. This stupid idea on StarDivisions part makes life a lot harder.
> > > > Sure, I know that I can make /usr/opt, make a link, install it, and then
> > > > link /usr/opt/Soffice50/bin/soffice to /usr/bin/soffice - but a beginner
> > > > sure wouldn't. Linux and it's apps have a hell of a way to go yet.
> This is arguably an RPM problem. Before copying files,
> RPM should total up the space required on each target
> partition and make sure it's there, and die if it's not.
> There is already enough into in the .rpm file to do this.
> Unfortunately, it is hidden inside a compressed cpio
> archive, making it a bit expensive to get at.
> Maybe, instead, the .rpm header should contain a disk
> space summary in the form of:
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