Bug 3751 - rpm-2.5.5-5.2 error
rpm-2.5.5-5.2 error
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 1999-06-26 16:33 EDT by aladdin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-17 15:08:14 EDT
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Description aladdin 1999-06-26 16:33:12 EDT
Hi,

when trying to upgrade some RedHat 5.2 components that I
downloaded vua ftp from updates.redhat.com (5.2 updates), I
get the following errors: only packages with major numbers
<= 3 are supported by this version of RPM
But the major numbers of the packages ARE <= 3.

[aladdin@aladdin new]$ ls
pine-4.10-1.i386.rpm
sysklogd-1.3.31-0.5.i386.rpm
wu-ftpd-2.5.0-0.5.2.i386.rpm
[aladdin@aladdin new]$ rpm -q -i -R -p
   wu-ftpd-2.5.0-0.5.2.i386.rpm
only packages with major numbers <= 3 are supported by this
version of RPM
query of wu-ftpd-2.5.0-0.5.2.i386.rpm failed
[aladdin@aladdin new]$ rpm -q -i -R -p
   sysklogd-1.3.31-0.5.i386.rpm
only packages with major numbers <= 3 are supported by this
version of RPM
query of sysklogd-1.3.31-0.5.i386.rpm failed

I'm using rpm-2.5.5-5.2:
[aladdin@aladdin new]$ rpm -q rpm
rpm-2.5.5-5.2

Upgrading to the rpm from RedHat 6.0 doesn't work (gives me
the same error message).

kind regards,

Tom Lauwers
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-07-17 15:08:59 EDT
Your packages were almost certainly damaged somehow. Convince yourself
of this by getting an "immutable" (like off a Red Hat CDROM) and
make sure that the version of rpm you are using (latest is
rpm-3.0.2-6.0) will install that rpm (you may need to add --force
if reinstalling a package).

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