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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-3 i686)
SRPM for errata kernel-2.2.17-14 is in RPM 4 format. RPM 4 is not
available for RedHat 6.2
This SRPM was downloaded from updates/6.2/SRPMS on February 8.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download from ftp.redhat.com
2. rpm -i kernel-2.2.17-14.src.rpm
Actual Results: only packages with major numbers <= 3 are supported by
this version of RPM
error: /mnt/612/SRPMS/kernel-2.2.17-14.src.rpm cannot be installed
Expected Results: The rpm would install ok.
Have you installed the Aug 9 2000
"New version of rpm required to install Red Hat updates"
advisory for RHL 6.2 ?
It is v3.05 of rpm and is the bridge between the v3 and v4
rpm file formats.
Every official update update since then (more than 6 months ago)
from Red Hat for 6.2 is packaged with it.
Ramiro is correct; this isn't a bug.