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Bug 133349 - RPM 4.2.3 installed by Upgrading to Taroon Update 3 will not allow me to use -qip to provide all the details of an uninstalled package
RPM 4.2.3 installed by Upgrading to Taroon Update 3 will not allow me to use ...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-09-23 09:00 EDT by Mark Pawson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-27 09:57:17 EDT
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Description Mark Pawson 2004-09-23 09:00:11 EDT
Description of problem:

As the summary

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Copy an RPM to the current dir.
2.type rpm -qip <PACKAGE_NAME.RPM>
3.inspect the error message!
Actual results:

Expected results:
I would like to be greeted with full details of the package i.e. its
name, version, description etc.

Additional info:
This command works with all the versions of rpm on the other servers
e.g. 3.0.5 etc.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2004-09-23 18:16:51 EDT
What is the error message please?
Comment 2 Mark Pawson 2004-09-27 04:14:19 EDT

The error message is:

-qip: unknown option

This appears when I run : rpm -qip racvnc-1.0-1.i386.rpm  from the
command line.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2004-09-27 07:40:08 EDT
What does the following say?
    rpm -qp racvnc-1.0-1.i386.rpm

Try also
     rpm -qi -p racvnc-1.0-1.i386.rpm

Does that work on your system?
Comment 4 Mark Pawson 2004-09-27 08:30:58 EDT
Hello Jeff,

I have tried rpm -qp racvnc-1.0-1.i386.rpm it produces the following:


I also tried rpm -qi -p racvnc-1.0-1.i386.rpm it produced:

-qi: unknown option


Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2004-09-27 08:41:32 EDT
-qi unknown option not found means that /usr/lib/rpm/rpmpopt*
is not being found.

What does rpm -V rpm say?

Comment 6 Mark Pawson 2004-09-27 09:13:04 EDT

It says:

package rpm is not installed

I have run rpm -i rpm-4.2.1-4.4 which does not work because it
complains of a missing "popt = 1.8.1 is needed by rpm-4.2.1-4.4" thus
I ran: 

rpm -q popt which said:

This I find most confusing, but it is probably beyond the scope of
this bug, which appears to be a missing installation of rpm.  FYI I
installed RHEL 3 Taroon Update 3 and have since updated it fully using
RHN.  There appear to be a few problems with package conflicts where
the package is already installed but rpm is asking for an older
version, just like the description above.  I imagine you'll be closing
this bug?

Comment 7 Jeff Johnson 2004-09-27 09:57:17 EDT
Hmm, dunno what happened.

Reinstalling rpm-4.2.3-10 from RHEL3U3 (all the packages, including
popt) should fix the problem.

Reopen this bug if you need more.

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