Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#497 new bug

Cannot install Singular rpm on Fedora 19

Reported by: jammon101@… Owned by: mschulze
Priority: minor Milestone: 3-2-0 and higher
Component: dontKnow Version: 3-1-6
Keywords: Cc:


Hi, the rpm packages for Singular-core (3-1-6, shared and static) don't install in Fedora 19. Yum exits with the error that "file /usr/bin from the install of Singular-core conflicts with file system .."

This happened both for installing from the Singular repository and from downloading the rpm files. This appears to be a packaging bug of many third party applications on Fedora 18 and 19 because the packages claim to own /usr/bin which they aren't suppose to.

See comment 3 on

After some searching the same workaround for google-earth also works for Singular. Namely, install rpmrebuild and use it to edit the spec files of the Singular-core.rpm packags and remove the line ' %dir %attr(0755, root, root) "/usr/bin"' After than installation completed successfully.

For details about the workaround (comment 32) h t t p

The editor that comes up is vi, so press return to get to the target line, type x to remove it and than :wq! to save and exit.

Please fix the packaging bug and in the mean time hope that the workaround may help someone with the same issue.


Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Oleksandr

Owner: changed from somebody to mschulze

will be fixed with the next Singular release

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