Bug 36538 - up2date can't determine Linux version
up2date can't determine Linux version
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2001-04-18 15:05 EDT by Frank Wise
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:45 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-11 15:42:37 EST
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Description Frank Wise 2001-04-18 15:05:02 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-3 i586)

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."

Reproducible: Always
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.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2001-04-18 15:31:39 EDT
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.

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