Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 36538
up2date can't determine Linux version
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:45:12 EST
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After installing the up2date packages, the next run of up2date failed
saying, "There was a fatal RPM error. The message was: couldn't determine
what version of Red Hat Linux you are running."
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the new up2date packages
2. run up2date
Actual Results: Error display as described above
Expected Results: up2date should produce list of available updates.
If you have upgraded from rpm-3.0.X to rpm-4.0.X, then you are going to want to
run 'rpm --rebuilddb' in order to get your database rebuilt in the correct
format. This should take care of the problem.