Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21962
rpm -U and rpm -i silently ignore some packages
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:10 EDT
Suppose these packages are installed:
and I have RPMs for foo, bar, and baz, and run this command:
rpm -U foo-1.3.0-5.i386.rpm bar-2.7.1-16.i386.rpm \
rpm will complain about foo and bar:
package foo-1.3.0-5 is already installed
package bar-2.7.1-16 is already installed
but rpm seems to *ignore* baz entirely. rpm --install with the same files
behaves the same.
The application is this: I have a central directory of RPMs that
lots of Red Hat machines must have; some of these are new packages,
others are updated versions of currently-installed packages. I need to
have a job run automatically to install and update newer versions.
Created attachment 6231 [details]
List of packages which I am attempting to upgrade or install
Created attachment 6232 [details]
Output of "rpm -qa" before/after "rpm -U ..."
Created attachment 6233 [details]
/var/lib/rpm from an example system that ignores the package
Created attachment 6234 [details]
stdout+stderr output of "rpm -vv -U ..." attempting to upgrade; note that it says "found 17 packages" at the top, but only reports on 16 files at the bottom
Note that in the particular case documented in the attachments, I'm trying
to install the package mtx-1.2.7-3
This is transaction set behavior, either all the packages are installed, or
You want to use --freshen (aka -F) rather than -U, as that will filter
older packages from the package list before attempting the upgrade.