Bug 4609

Summary: RPM software upgrade by RedHat for 486+
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: etienne.lorrain
Component: rpmAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 6.0   
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Hardware: i386   
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Last Closed: 1999-08-19 15:31:07 UTC Type: ---
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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.