Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 14183
Beta 3 rpm built with rpm 4.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
1. Given that you cannot do an upgrade with GUI/TUI
2. Beta 3 rpm 4.0-0.45 is built with rpm 4 and cannot be installed with rpm 3.0.4-0.48 (RH6.2)
( chicken and egg problem)
3. I will revert to beta1/beta2 rpm to continue.
Beta1/Beta2 status of rpm is identical. Cant use rpm 3 to install rpm 4. rp2cpio(3) doesnt work on rpm 4.
Also there is no SRPM for rpm 4.
I am changing this to a higher severity in view of the fact that there are plenty of people that want/need to upgrade
select RPM's w/o a reboot.The manual rpm process has always existed for people that cant/dont want to do
a GUI/TUI upgrade/install. Various beta testers have suggested ways to edit the rpm file using vi or emacs, but that is
a bit much for a customer to have to do after they plunk down their money.
The machine I have to do a manual RPM upgrade on will sig11 with anything but RH6.1. From a customer standpoint I
can upgrade the kernel rpm's ok but not a single other package can be upgraded w/o rpm 4. From the perspective of
people that download just RPM's and not ISO images they are also screwed.
An upgrade path will be provided by releasing rpm-3.0.5 (which understands
packaging) as well as to release rpm-4.0 in version 3 packaging when the time