On Monday 08 November 2004 15:21, Thomas Adam wrote:
--- Paul Taylor <ptaylor(a)uklinux.net> wrote:
I am looking in my trusty linux in a nutshell and
see that typing --root
an rpm file will presumably install in a specified directory? I want to
upgrade some rpm files on a managed server and need it to happen in the
virtual directory rather than the server's root. Can anyone tell me
I think I see what you're asking, so yes it can happen, but can you
provide more details as to what a "virtual directory" is?
I did solve this one in the end on my own and thought I might but it is always
useful to add to the general pool of knowledge, be it big or small.
I have a managed server which I use for hosting web sites. We are a business
and enterprise school and my 6th form students sell, design and manage web
sites for companies and schools locally. On the server, I assume under
Apache, there are /home/vhosts/blah.blah.com directories for each client. On
my school site (one of those directories) I am running EGroupWare (excellent
Open Source software btw). On the site it has upgrades for .bin. .rpm
and .gz. I don't know why but I thought as the server is Fedora that rpms
would do the trick but then thought that they are pre-packaged and would
presumably unload their files into /usr/local or whatever. As it happened,
and what I should have realised before posting, was that ssh and .gz unloads
it exactly where you want it. The result is a newly updated and happy
EGroupWare client on the site that I wanted.
Thanks again for your replies, always helpful.
-- Thomas Adam
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