Relocatable packages in Mageia

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Relocatable packages in Mageia

Postby adhefe » Nov 7th, '20, 17:57


Although not recommended, some rpm packages can be installed in alternative directories to the standard root directory /. One can check for this using,

$ rpm -qpi package.rpm|head -n

Where n is the number of lines to see the answer (depends on the distro).

Two questions:
1) urpmi supports installation in alternative directories?
2) Are there relocatable rpm packages in Mageia?

The latter question arises because there seems to be a distro policy to have or not relocatable packages:

As an example, in RHEL the package rsync seems to be relocatable:
# rpm -qpi rsync-2.5.7-5.3E.i386.rpm | head -1
Name : rsync Relocations: /usr

see ... el-fedora/

However, in Mageia 7.1 it is not:
Code: Select all
$ rpm -qpi ~/Downloads/rsync-3.1.3-4.mga7.x86_64.rpm |head -13
Name        : rsync
Version     : 3.1.3
Release     : 4.mga7
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: (not installed)
Group       : Networking/File transfer
Size        : 953238
License     : GPLv3+
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, ter 25 fev 2020 17:45:16 -03, Key ID b742fa8b80420f66
Source RPM  : rsync-3.1.3-4.mga7.src.rpm
Build Date  : ter 25 fev 2020 17:44:16 -03
Build Host  : localhost
[b]Relocations : (not relocatable)[/b]
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Re: Relocatable packages in Mageia

Postby doktor5000 » Nov 7th, '20, 20:10

The answers to your questions are no and no.
AFAICT no distro packages are relocatable nowadays, because usually this either doesn't work or it's the wrong approach to whatever problem you're trying to solve.
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