Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 193304
Surprising behaviour of "rpm -F" with multiple architectures installed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:33 EST
Description of problem:
Surprising behaviour of "rpm -F" with multiple architectures installed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Let me describe it abstractly.
You need 4 packages:
Then follow the steps
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -ivh pack-1.x86_64.rpm
2. rpm -ivh pack-1.i386.rpm
3. rpm -Fvh pack-2.x86_64.rpm
all steps so far installed the package, now
4. rpm -Fvh pack-2.i386.rpm
this does nothing.
A test using
rpm -qi pack.i386
shows that we have still pack-1.i386 installed.
Command in step 4 should have installed pack-2.i386
Use -U not -i.
I disagree this is not a bug.
Did you misunderstand my explanation? Sorry if it has not been clear. I did not
use -i in the failing step, I used -F.
Let me rephrase:
Option -F should "update package that is already installed to the latest version".
But option -F did not work, it did not "freshen". I did not upgrade the package.
I did nothing.
I think step 4, using -F, should have installed the newer pack-2.i386.rpm
But it did not.
That is the bug.
Ah, --freshen is your concern. Sorry for being dense.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 88623 ***