Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38349
Duplicate RPM Database entries after upgrade from 6.2
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:54 EDT
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I installed Redhat 6.2 using the "server" configuration then immedately
upgraded to 7.1. After the upgrade to 7.1 I noticed my RPM database has
two entries, one for the older file, and a second for the new file. So
for example, Sendmail-8.9 and Sendmail-8.11 are both listed as being
installed. Likewise Apache 1.3.12 and 1.3.19 are also listed.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RedHat 6.2 in Server configuration
2. Upgrade to Redhat 7.1
3. Type 'rpm -qa|grep sendmail' You will see two versions of sendmail
Actual Results: Duplicate entries are shown
Expected Results: Only a single entry for the upgraded product.
I read in the RedHat message board someone else was experiencing the same
How did you upgrade? If you used --install/-i rather than --upgrade/-U, then
duplicate entries is exactly what is to be expected.
The upgrade was performed by booting the 7.1 installation disk and selecting
upgrade. Very similar to a new install but you select "upgrade" instead
OK, off to anaconda to find out what's up. I certainly haven't heard of this
problem before ...
I set up a test machine with a fresh server install of 6.2. I then immediately
upgraded to 7.1...the RPM database looks fine...no duplicate entries.