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Old 05-21-2008
how to install rpm to specific directory


For example, I want to install abc.rpm to /abc directory.

How can I do that?

Please help.
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Old 05-21-2008
I'm not used to rpm so, in this cases (I'm a Debian guy Smilie) I use "alien". This tool usually comes with almost all dists, install it and then "man alien".
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Old 05-21-2008
Originally Posted by beeloo
I want to install abc.rpm to /abc directory.
You can do that through relocation. List the contents of the RPM: 'rpm -qpl packagename.rpm', then for each base directory (/etc, /usr, \etc, \etc) you use a relocation statement. Say the RPM contains files in /etc and /usr/sbin, then to relocate /usr/sbin to /usr/local/sbin you would use 'rpm -i --relocate /usr/sbin=/usr/local/sbin packagename.rpm'.
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