Bug 2172 - The rpm database has double entries that I can't get rid of
The rpm database has double entries that I can't get rid of
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-04-14 02:50 EDT by Marc MERLIN
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:36 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-14 09:41:13 EDT
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Description Marc MERLIN 1999-04-14 02:50:18 EDT
moremagic [mc]# rpm -qa | grep gnome-libs
gnome-libs-1.0.3-3
gnome-libs-devel-1.0.3-3
gnome-libs-1.0.3-3
gnome-libs-devel-1.0.3-3
moremagic [mc]# rpm --rebuilddb
moremagic [mc]# rpm -qa | grep gnome-libs
gnome-libs-1.0.3-3
gnome-libs-devel-1.0.3-3
gnome-libs-1.0.3-3
gnome-libs-devel-1.0.3-3
moremagic [mc]# rpm --version
RPM version 2.9

I might have installed that package twice during my hand
upgrade to RH 5.9.1
moremagic [mc]# rpm -e --nodeps gnome-libs-1.0.3-3
error: "gnome-libs-1.0.3-3" specifies multiple packages
moremagic [mc]# rpm -e --allmatches --nodeps gnome-libs
gnome-libs-devel
(lots of errors about second removals that failed)

It looks like at least some version of rpm had a problem and
allowed duplicate installs.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-14 09:41:59 EDT
This problem has been fixed in a later version of rpm.

The duplicate entries can be eliminated for most packages
by upgrading and/or removing and reinstalling as described
above.

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