Red Hat Linux 9 was never officially updated to rpm 4.2-1 -- it's still got
4.2-0.69. The newer version, from <ftp://ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm/test-4.2/>, solves
the incredibly common problem of RPM getting itself into a state where it just
hangs until you manually clean up its __db.nnn files.
I think it would be quite reasonable to put out this update for Fedora
Legacy. We've been using this updated version in BU Linux 3.0 (which is
RHL9-based) for over a year now, with great results.
One upstream bug report relating to this is:
It's marked as "closed:errata" and refers to the above ftp.rpm.org packages.
There never was a more official errata. We should include the fix in Fedora
Legacy, for RHL9 at least.
------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2004-12-21 08:37:55 ----
I'd have no problem with this update; we certainly have run rpm-4.2-1 on our
RHL9 systems for ages.
------- Bug moved to this database by email@example.com 2005-03-30 18:30 -------
This bug previously known as bug 2333 at https://bugzilla.fedora.us/
Originally filed under the Fedora Legacy product and Package request component.
Unknown priority P3. Setting to default priority "normal".
Setting qa contact to the default for this product.
This bug either had no qa contact or an invalid one.
A bit late for an errata for a non-supported product.
And I'd suggest at least rpm-4.2.2-0.8 (rpm-4.4.1 is both doable and
recommended), as there are other issues that are long long since fixed in rpm.
Reopening. This *is* a supported product -- note, Fedora Legacy.
Updating to a much newer version isn't necessarily a good idea, but updating to
this particular release fits within FL's mission, since having the old version
can prevent security patches from being properly applied.
Then rebuild rpm-4.2-1 from ftp.rpm.org. The fix has been there for ages.
Um, yes, that is exactly the suggestion.
I doubt that Red Hat is ever gonna properly release an errata for rpm-4.2-0.69.
Meanwhile, if all you want is a "working" and "released" version of rpm for Fedora Legacy,
I will be happy to build that and release on wraptastic.org. In fact, you might want
to look at the rpm-4.4.3-0.34 packages in the yum repository at
Mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> if all you want is a working/released rpm.
Jeff, did you close this again? Please don't -- I still think we should release
this update before RHL9 support goes away completely. The issue comes up
periodically on the Fedora Legacy list, so clearly it's still causing issues.