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Bug 18220 - rpm won't install > v3 anything or <1 anything
rpm won't install > v3 anything or <1 anything
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2000-10-03 11:03 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-03 11:03:16 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-03 11:03:13 EDT
RPM will not allow me to install applications with versions > 3 or < 1.

Here's the following error message when I tried to install RPM from v7.0

[root@smullen]: /usr/local/downloads/applications # rpm -U
rpm-4.0-4.i386.rpm 
only packages with major numbers <= 3 are supported by this version of RPM
error: rpm-4.0-4.i386.rpm cannot be installed
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-10-03 12:45:17 EDT
You are trying to install a version 4 package with an older, now legacy version
of rpm.
Upgrade to rpm-3.0.5 (all 5 packages) from Red Hat updates/errata. FWIW,
upgrading
to rpm-4.0 on a Red Hat 6/x/5.x system is not yet supported. If you wish to do
it, try
packages from ftp://ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm/dist/4.0. You will need the db3 packages
located
there as well. Make sure that
	1) you install all 5 rpm packages and the db3 package at the same time
	2) immediately do an "rpm --rebuilddb" to convert your database to db3
	format.
Again, the "production" version of rpm is 3.0.5 available from Red Hat updates.

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