I’m working w/ Rocky Linux 9.2 and am running into an odd message from dnf. It has happened a couple of times now, but here is a concrete, reproducible sample:
trantor.phys #] dnf reinstall -y grafana-pcp [...] Running transaction Preparing : 1/1 Reinstalling : grafana-pcp-5.1.1-1.el9.x86_64 1/2 Cleanup : grafana-pcp-5.1.1-1.el9.x86_64 2/2 Running scriptlet: grafana-pcp-5.1.1-1.el9.x86_64 2/2 "/root/.ssh" already exists and is not a directory. Verifying : grafana-pcp-5.1.1-1.el9.x86_64 1/2 Verifying : grafana-pcp-5.1.1-1.el9.x86_64 2/2 [...]
What is this weird message about “/root/,ssh”???
It is true that we have a symlink rather than a directory for /root/.ssh, but why is it doing anything w/ /root/.ssh?
If I remove /root/.ssh completely, I find that a new /root/.ssh directory has been created.
What is going on here?