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Bug 17679 - rpm 3.0.5 update fails because of missing requirement
rpm 3.0.5 update fails because of missing requirement
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2000-09-19 07:05 EDT by Daniel Roesen
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-03 13:28:41 EDT
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Description Daniel Roesen 2000-09-19 07:05:31 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
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-10-03 13:18:37 EDT
You will need to install the bzip2 package from the Red Hat 6.2 distribution.
Comment 2 Daniel Roesen 2000-10-03 13:28:38 EDT
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.

Possible solutions:
1) update the errata note to include the bzip2 requirement and download location
2) publish explicit bzip2 update for RH 6.0

Reopening bug.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2000-10-10 17:26:40 EDT
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.

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