Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144747
.rpmnew files created when updating packages with both i386 and x86_64 coexisting
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:58 EST
Description of problem:
My FC3 x86_64 system has a lot of .rpmnew files, all created during
installation of fedora-supplied updates.
These .rpmnew files were created by 'rpm -F' even though they are not
needed: in each case the old file and the new file are identical.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RPM version 4.3.2
This happened a bunch of times: for each of the following packages.
Each is installed in an i386 form and an x86_64 form. Each has been
updated since the release of FC3:
Steps to Reproduce:
Take an FC3 system with old versions of any of these packages (both
the i386 version and the x86_64 version must be installed).
Do an rpm -Fv new.i386.rpm new.x86_64.rpm
warning: /etc/my.cnf created as /etc/my.cnf.rpmnew
[Notice also that the -v output does not describe the package in
enough detail for the reader to realize there is one for i386 and one
No warning, no .rpmnew created.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 128622 ***