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Re: [suse-security] nmap on SuSE 9.0 live-eval

You would have to install it on a writeable disc, like a USB hard drive
(or a local or network drive you mounted). 

Try using 
	rpm --prefix=<path/to/drive/you/can/write/on> 
to tell rpm to install it somewhere other than where it wants to (which
is on the CD) ... or maybe the 
	rpm --relocate=<dir> 
option might be useful for that too.

On Fri, 2004-01-02 at 17:52, dreadnought wrote:
> Hello,
> > Yet again that topic is adressed here. in a good way, though:
> > 
> > i have prepared a rpm package of nmap with the modification suggested in a
> > post on the nmap developer list. feel free to grab it from
> > ftp://ftp.eregion.de/pub/ and try it out. Source RPM is there as well, for
> > the courious.
> Is it possible to install this RPM on a system running the Suse 9.0 Live-Eval?
> I gave it a shot with YaST2, thinking it would be a good way to test, and 
> received the following:
> "nmap.rpm failed
> rpm output:
> error:cannot open Packages index using db3 - Read-only file system (30)
> error:cannot open Packages database om /var/lib/rpm"
> I'm not very familiar with the Live-Eval, but thought there would be a way to
> "install" this updated RPM for the current session?  
> Thanks for the RPM!  Once I get home on my system running a full installation
> of SuSE 9.0 I'll give it a try. 
D. Piniella

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