MVME2306 progress

Dave Weis djweis at
Thu Apr 8 04:46:32 EST 1999

> * rpm works fine on the NFS host (a Linux/i386 PC), but not on the
>   board itself. I suspect it has to do with the path settings.
>   On the PC, I use ``--root /export'' for the correct path. On the
>   board however, I get always this message :
>   ``failed to open //var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm''
>   Note the double-slash. Using ``--root /'' on the board did not work.

It's not the path settings - I get the same thing if I try to use rpm as a
non-root user.

[djweis at webdevel djweis]$ rpm --install BitchX-75p3-4.i386.rpm 
failed to open //var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm

error: cannot open //var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm

Check your nfs exports, make sure no_root_squash it turned on for the
exported filesystem. Otherwise your root user is basically nobody.


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