Bug 23456 - up2date tries to upgrade RPMs already installed
up2date tries to upgrade RPMs already installed
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-01-05 19:53 EST by Jonathan Larmour
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-18 15:21:56 EST
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Description Jonathan Larmour 2001-01-05 19:53:26 EST
I installed an RPM for cups that was available on a web page:

Name        : cups                         Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version     : 1.1.4                             Vendor: (none)
Release     : 1                             Build Date: Thu 05 Oct 2000
09:47:24 AM BST
Install date: Wed 20 Dec 2000 01:00:21 AM GMT      Build Host:
Group       : Applications                  Source RPM:
Size        : 7281233                          License: 1993-2000 by Easy
Software Products, All Rights Reserved.
Packager    : Easy Software Products
Summary     : Common UNIX Printing System
Description :

However, now up2date is telling me to "upgrade" to the cups that it
provides. Except it is
a lower version, 1.1.1-4 ! i.e.

Name        : cups                         Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version     : 1.1.1                             Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release     : 4                             Build Date: Fri 04 Aug 2000
08:53:44 PM BST
Comment 1 Mike Moran 2001-01-18 15:21:53 EST
I've got 15 packages which have the current level installed by up2date, yet
still report that they need to be upgraded.  rpm -a -q confirms installation and
level.   rpm --rebuilddb has no effect on the situation.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-01-19 02:07:26 EST
Check the serial numbers; they are most likely different.

rpm -q --qf "%{SERIAL}\n" <package>
rpm -qp --qf %"{SERIAL}\n" <package>.rpm

Higher serial numbers override higher version numbers.
Comment 3 Jonathan Larmour 2001-01-19 02:16:22 EST
For my installed package, when I try that I get (none). Surely then it should
fall back to version number comparison?

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