Bug 22984 - up2date install fails if multiple versions of updateable RPMs already installed
up2date install fails if multiple versions of updateable RPMs already installed
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Jay Turner
: 28536 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-12-29 10:38 EST by Frank Ch. Eigler
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:42 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-03-13 15:30:21 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2001:048 normal SHIPPED_LIVE New Update Agent with many fixes and enhanced functionality available 2001-04-12 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Frank Ch. Eigler 2000-12-29 10:38:21 EST
If somehow multiple versions of a ordinary updateable RPMs are installed,
up2date 2.1.7-1 can fail to recognize that the most recent version is
already installed.  In other words, during the "Removing installed packages
from list of updates..." phase, up2date appears to notice that an earlier
version of RPM foo is there (and therefore in need of update), but not that
the later version is also there (and therefore no need to update).  Then
up2date fetches the duplicate newer-version RPM, and causes a failure
during installation.

up2date should be more tolerant of the possibility of multiple generations
of the same package being installed.
Comment 1 Aleksey Nogin 2001-01-03 16:21:20 EST
I have the same problem with up2date-2.1.7-0.6.x on RedHat 6.2. In particular, I
have two versions of kernel-smp installed:
% rpm -q kernel-smp

and when I run up2date, it offers me to download kernel-smp-2.2.16-3
Comment 2 Andrew Bartlett 2001-01-04 05:21:49 EST
Ditto here, I had 2.2.14 and 2.2.16 kernels installed, including sources.  This
also meant that it wanted to download over 100MB, both unnecercery and
time-consuming.  (And in some places, quite expencive).

To cap it off I never got the updates installed, as I also didn't have the space
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2001-02-09 00:30:13 EST
working on this.  thanks.
Comment 4 Cristian Gafton 2001-02-19 20:33:58 EST
Assigned QA to jturner
Comment 5 Preston Brown 2001-03-01 12:44:36 EST
*** Bug 28536 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Preston Brown 2001-03-01 15:47:06 EST
fixed in CVS.
Comment 7 Ryan Hill 2001-03-13 15:30:17 EST
Also noticed the same problem today with a manual kernel upgrade in 7.0 from
2.2.16 to 2.2.17-14.  Both kernels are currently installed, but up2date is
apparently seeing only 2.2.16 and ignoring 2.2.17, even after up2date -p.
Comment 8 Preston Brown 2001-04-12 16:56:35 EDT
addressed in errata due out today.

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