|Summary:||RPM software upgrade by RedHat for 486+|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||etienne.lorrain|
|Component:||rpm||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-08-19 15:31:07 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description etienne.lorrain 1999-08-19 15:10:37 UTC
Hi, Is that just me or the latest upgrade for rpm (rpm-3.0.2-6.0.i386.rpm) is compiled for i486+, i.e. my 386 is too old to get RedHat 6.0 with its updates? Shouldn't it be named "rpm-3.0.2-6.0.i486.rpm" It produces an "invalid instruction exception" as soon as you request anything else than --help. Thanks, Etienne.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-19 15:31:59 UTC
All Red Hat 6.0 packages, not just rpm, have this problem at the moment. For 3 years, rpm has supplied optflags as -m486 which meant "Permit i486 instruction scheduling but don't use i486 instructions." EGCS silently changed to permit i486 instructions also. This was realized too late in the Red Hat 6.0 release cycle to recompile all packages. The compiler in our 6.0 build system has just been upgraded to one with the original -m486 semantics (the egcs package from Raw Hide) so the problem will not occur in the future. Howvere, all packages produced by the Red Hat 6.0 egcs will continue to use 486 instructions. If you're on a i386 you will have to recompile from src.rpm's using the egcs package from Raw Hide.