Bug 11708 - rpm -F and -U weirdness
rpm -F and -U weirdness
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2000-05-27 18:07 EDT by pgiannoz
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-27 18:29:59 EDT
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Description pgiannoz 2000-05-27 18:07:38 EDT
After upgrading from RH6.0 to RH 6.2 (on several machines):

1) rpm -F does not work

[root@mercedes giannozz]# rpm -qa | grep krb5
[root@mercedes giannozz]# rpm -Fvh  krb5-configs-1.1.1-16.i386.rpm
no packages require freshening
[root@mercedes giannozz]# rpm -Fvh  no-such-file
/usr/lib/rpm/freshen.sh: /etc/rpm: is a directory
exec: /etc/rpm: cannot execute: Permission denied
[root@mercedes giannozz]# rpm -Fvh
/usr/lib/rpm/freshen.sh: /etc/rpm: is a directory
exec: /etc/rpm: cannot execute: Permission denied


2) rpm -U does not install anything if one of the packages is already
installed. If it is a feature, it is not a good one.
Comment 1 pgiannoz 2000-05-27 18:29:59 EDT
Ok, I should have figured out that it was something stupid...For some reason
I had /etc/in the path of root before /bin, and the installation leaves an
empty /etc/rpm directory...rpm -F now works as it used to be.

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