Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17679
rpm 3.0.5 update fails because of missing requirement
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 EDT
# rpm -Fvh rpm-*
error: failed dependencies:
bzip2 >= 0.9.0c-2 is needed by rpm-3.0.5-9.6x
libbz2.so.0 is needed by rpm-3.0.5-9.6x
# rpm -q bzip2
You will need to install the bzip2 package from the Red Hat 6.2 distribution.
Not mentioning that requirement in the Errata Advisory and not providing this
update on updates.redhat.com/6.0 is IMHO still a bug. People are usually _not_
meant to install RPMs from other releases as it's not always safe to do so.
1) update the errata note to include the bzip2 requirement and download location
2) publish explicit bzip2 update for RH 6.0
Red Hat does not currently release errata for enhancements like bzip2 on Red Hat
and Red Hat 6.1.
Install the bzip2 package from Red Hat 6.2.