Red Hat Bugzilla – 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
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:04 EST
Description of problem:
As the summary
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Copy an RPM to the current dir.
2.type rpm -qip <PACKAGE_NAME.RPM>
3.inspect the error message!
I would like to be greeted with full details of the package i.e. its
name, version, description etc.
This command works with all the versions of rpm on the other servers
e.g. 3.0.5 etc.
What is the error message please?
The error message is:
-qip: unknown option
This appears when I run : rpm -qip racvnc-1.0-1.i386.rpm from the
What does the following say?
rpm -qp racvnc-1.0-1.i386.rpm
rpm -qi -p racvnc-1.0-1.i386.rpm
Does that work on your system?
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
-qi unknown option not found means that /usr/lib/rpm/rpmpopt*
is not being found.
What does rpm -V rpm say?
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
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
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.