Bug 12808 - rpm doesn't add packages to Name-Index
Summary: rpm doesn't add packages to Name-Index
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Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2000-06-22 12:44 UTC by teichman
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-22 20:49:48 UTC
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Description teichman 2000-06-22 12:44:14 UTC
When I first installed rpm-4.0 I tried to rebuild my database.
It didn't do this correctly at all, because afterwards I couldn't
query any package anymore (e. g. rpm -q bash responded
package bash not installed) I tried to do rpm -q -a and it
worked as I expected: it printed correctly all the packages
installed on my system (even bash).

An interesting Point is that in /var/lib/rpm no file seemed to be touched
but the file Package. rpm seems to forget to update all files.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-06-22 12:57:54 UTC
What version of rpm, beta1 rpm-4.0-0.33 or some such? Look for (at least)
rpm-4.0-0.38 (currently I'm at -0.42, 0.43 expected soon), and do a --rebuilddb.
There's also a change from db3 (3.0.55) to db3 (3.1.4) in going from
beta1 to beta2, so you might instead need to do
	(with current rpm-4.0)
	rpm --rebuilddb -v --rebuilddbapi 1	# convert db3(3.0.55) to db1
	rpm -Uvh rpm-* popt-*			# upgrade to beta2 rpm
	rpm --rebuilddb -v			# convert db1 to db3(3.1.14)
	(expect some error messages here)
	rpm --rebuilddb -v			# should be clean rebuild
	rpm -Uvh rpm-* popt-* --force		# reinstall damaged headers
Apologies for the inconvenience.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-06-22 12:58:46 UTC
Ooops, you will need to install the beta2 rpm by doing
	rpm -Uvh rpm-* popt-* --dbapi 1

Comment 3 teichman 2000-06-22 13:29:57 UTC
But where in world do I get rpm-4.0-0.42? According to the source
it should be found on ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm, but there isn't even rpm-4.0-0.33,
which is shipped with the current rawhide. (This is at least a documentation

Comment 4 Hardy Mayer 2000-06-22 20:49:47 UTC
I installed rpm-3.05-3 (from rpm.org), which, as far as I can tell, does
everything correctly, including opening v. 4 rpm-s, and updating the database. 

I then tried to use rpm-4.0-0.33.i386.rpm, which has one nice feature (it tells
you which entry is added or subtracted from the database), but thoroughly messes
up the database (for example it still lists rpm-3.0.5-3 as installed after
installing  rpm-4.0-0.33.i386.rpm !!!

It would be nice if the rawhide-releases and the rpm.org/test releases were

Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2000-06-22 21:43:33 UTC
rpm-4.0 has not been released, all rpm builds less than -0.38 have serious
problems. Furthermore, be forewarned: even though rpm builds > -0.38 appear to
be stable, there may be more breakage ahead.

There's also little chance that Raw Hide and ftp.rpm.org can be synchronized,
as the two machines serve very different purposes.

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