Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124016
rpm silently ignores PackageName.NotInstalledArch
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
rpm -q PackageName.NotInstalledArch should report "package PackageName
is not installed" instead of being silent.
I noticed this when I was trying to figure out why I couldn't remove
openssl.i386 on an AMD64 system (which had openssl.i686 and
openssl.x86_64 installed) -- all references to openssl.i386 were
Use the exact arch. Trying to compute all possible compatible arches is not worth the effort.
Consider for example hosting on a server, or using a qemu emulator: exactly what arches are
"compatible" and hos the heck is rpm supposed to discover "compatible"?!?
I'm not complaining about RPM failing to infer that i686 is i386, I'm
complaining that RPM doesn't say *anything at all* when you mistakenly list an
architecture that isn't installed for a package that is.
[nicholas@entropy ~]$ rpm --nevra -qa openssl*
[nicholas@entropy ~]$ rpm -q openssl.i386
The bug is the complete lack of output between the last two shell prompts. I'd
expect "package openssl is not installed" at the very least or "package
openssl.i386 is not installed" if you feel like fixing it right.
Fixed in rpm cvs, will be in rpm-4.4.8-0.9 when built.
REOPENED status has been deprecated. ASSIGNED with keyword of Reopened is preferred.
Fixed in rpm.org now, will be in 126.96.36.199
*** Bug 230580 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 234601 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in next rawhide push by rpm 188.8.131.52-rc1