My particular situation isn't on a Linux box, rather an IBM i. But I'm running RPM within a BASH shell and attempted to download and install nano using RPM - it failed. I didn't think anything of it, but now I'm noticing authority failures to the RPM download directory whenever I restart my web server instance.

I'm pulling at strings by now, but my best guess is that RPM is attempting to retry the failed download/install every time I restart the web server instance. I understand IBM i and Linux are different, but from a Linux standpoint, Does RPM automatically retry failed download/install attempts? If not, does it do anything in the event of a failed download/install beyond an error message stating it failed?

Note*: I really don't think RPM requires a web server to function, but like I said I'm just pulling on any string I can think of at the moment.

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    yum downloads, but rpm doesn't... Jan 27 '16 at 23:01
  • Okay thanks, so RPM just installs the packages YUM downloads? Post as an answer and I'll accept.
    – d.lanza38
    Jan 28 '16 at 13:39
  • @ThomasDickey I forgot to tag you. If you post an answer I'll accept.
    – d.lanza38
    Feb 1 '16 at 14:35
  • @ThomasDickey RPM actually can work on remote packages directly. Try (non-invasive — it's just a query) rpm -qip https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/24/Everything/x86_64/os/Packages/f/fedora-release-24-1.noarch.rpm and see. Given the unclear context here (rpm from a bash script) that could be the case.
    – mattdm
    Jul 24 '16 at 15:46

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