Bug 18181 - RPM confused about which package is newer.
RPM confused about which package is newer.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2000-10-03 01:22 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-03 01:22:56 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-03 01:22:54 EDT
I have just completed an upgrade of a RedHat 6.2 + Helix Gnome system to
I was somewhat surprised how many helix packages, some of which were
current, were wiped out by the upgrade.

When trying to reinstall some of them I had the following experience which
suggests that
something may be wrong with rpm-4.0-4:

# rpm -U dia-0.86-0_helix_1.i386.rpm
package dia-0.84-6 (which is newer than dia-0.86-0_helix_1) is already

It would seem that rpm is wrong about which package is newer.



PS: What's the deal with http://www.rpm.org and http://rpm.redhat.com?  The
presented on these pages is ca. 1 1/2 years out of date.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-10-03 09:59:06 EDT
One package has a serial number, the other doesn't.

You can determine this by doing:

rpm -qp --qf "%{SERIAL}\n" <package>
Comment 2 Jamie Manley 2000-10-05 22:42:21 EDT
How does one work around this for locally compiled RPMs?  Am I stuck with the
versions Redhat installed?

[root@spiritwalk i386]# rpm -Uvh gdk-pixbuf-*
package gdk-pixbuf-0.8.0-5 (which is newer than gdk-pixbuf-0.9.0-1) is already
package gdk-pixbuf-devel-0.8.0-5 (which is newer than gdk-pixbuf-devel-0.9.0-1)
is already installed

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