Bug 2139 - rpm upgrade does not rebuild the rpm database
Summary: rpm upgrade does not rebuild the rpm database
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 1999-04-12 14:54 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-17 17:42:36 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 1999-04-12 14:54:32 UTC
After upgrading rpm from 2.5.5-5.2 to 2.94-6, any freshen
(-F) operations would fail silently, as though there were
nothing to upgrade.

Running an upgrade (-U) gave the message that the rpm
database needed to be rebuilt due to database changes.

After a database rebuild, the previous freshen operation
worked as expected.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-04-12 16:30:59 UTC
jeff, maybe this could be done as a postinstall thingie ?

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-12 17:25:59 UTC
We don't do a --rebuilddb in the rpm %post for two reasons:
1) it normally isn't needed. The current change to a hashed
db is done once and once only.
2) the disk space and time requirements for installing rpm
would become indeterminate.

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