Bug 14183 - Beta 3 rpm built with rpm 4.
Summary: Beta 3 rpm built with rpm 4.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-07-17 19:10 UTC by Henri Schlereth
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-18 05:09:30 UTC

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Description Henri Schlereth 2000-07-17 19:10:35 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Henri Schlereth 2000-07-18 05:09:29 UTC
Additional infromation:

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.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-07-20 17:53:40 UTC
An upgrade path will be provided by releasing rpm-3.0.5 (which understands
version 4
packaging) as well as to release rpm-4.0 in version 3 packaging when the time

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