Bug 12401 - RPM 3 cannot upgrade to RPM 4
RPM 3 cannot upgrade to RPM 4
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
1.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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: 12308 12314 12330 13098 13446 13656 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-06-17 19:07 EDT by patola
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-20 11:59:35 EDT
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Description patola 2000-06-17 19:07:22 EDT
I want to get some rpm files from the rawhide distribution.
	Problem is, they all use RPM 4 format. And I have RPM 3.04.
	That would not be a problem, I've thought. I can upgrade.
	But I can't: since the RPM 4 rpm is in RPM 4 format, RPM 3
	cannot use it to upgrade itself.

	That's the command-line I've tried:
[root@sheilamello rpm]# ls -la
total 5141
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root         1024 Jun 16 02:30 .
drwxrwxrwx  15 root     root         2048 Jun 17 17:43 ..
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root      1948684 Jun 16 02:18
rpm-4.0-0.33.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root      1722979 Jun 16 02:05 rpm-4.0-0.33.src.rpm
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root        59803 Jun 16 02:18
rpm-build-4.0-0.33.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root      1474275 Jun 16 02:22
rpm-devel-4.0-0.33.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root        25902 Jun 16 02:22
rpm-python-4.0-0.33.i386.rpm                       

[root@sheilamello rpm]# rpm -Uvv *
D: counting packages to install
D: found 5 packages
D: looking for packages to download
D: retrieved 0 packages
only packages with major numbers <= 3 are supported by this version of RPM
error: rpm-4.0-0.33.i386.rpm cannot be installed
only packages with major numbers <= 3 are supported by this version of RPM
error: rpm-4.0-0.33.src.rpm cannot be installed
only packages with major numbers <= 3 are supported by this version of RPM
error: rpm-build-4.0-0.33.i386.rpm cannot be installed
only packages with major numbers <= 3 are supported by this version of RPM
error: rpm-devel-4.0-0.33.i386.rpm cannot be installed
only packages with major numbers <= 3 are supported by this version of RPM
error: rpm-python-4.0-0.33.i386.rpm cannot be installed
D: found 0 source and 0 binary packages
[root@sheilamello rpm]#
Comment 1 Hardy Mayer 2000-06-20 11:59:35 EDT
Same problem with several other packages;  e.g, 
gimp-1.1.23-3.i386.rpm :

rpm -vv -Uvh gimp-1.1.23-3.i386.rpm 
D: counting packages to install
D: found 1 packages
D: looking for packages to download
D: retrieved 0 packages
only packages with major numbers <= 3 are supported by this version of RPM
error: gimp-1.1.23-3.i386.rpm cannot be installed
D: found 0 source and 0 binary packages


Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-06-20 21:51:40 EDT
I've just put a test version of rpm-3.0.5 in
	ftp://ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm/test
that will read version 4 packages. Release of rpm-3.0.5 will be Real Soon Now.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2000-06-20 21:53:21 EDT
*** Bug 12330 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2000-06-20 21:53:52 EDT
*** Bug 12314 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2000-06-20 21:54:21 EDT
*** Bug 12308 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Jeff Johnson 2000-07-10 15:44:27 EDT
*** Bug 13446 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Jeff Johnson 2000-07-10 16:06:44 EDT
*** Bug 13098 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Jeff Johnson 2000-07-10 18:47:33 EDT
*** Bug 13656 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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