Bug 442455 - rpm database problem
rpm database problem
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Panu Matilainen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-14 16:57 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-08-23 23:37 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-08-23 23:37:57 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2008-04-14 16:57:45 EDT
I think I have stumbled over a problem with the rpm database.

$ rpm -q --whatprovides /path/to/binary

should return the package name that owns a given binary or file.

For two programs so far, after my f8->f9 upgrade, it hasn't.

These programs were bind-utils and liferea - not uncommon programs.
Comment 1 John Poelstra 2008-04-14 19:06:43 EDT
'bind-utils' is a package not a program so that won't work

rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/liferea works fine for me

Panu, do you concur this is not a bug?

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2008-04-15 01:55:51 EDT
 rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/dig
 rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/liferea
told me that the binary was not owned by any package.

After re-installing the packages using yum, they are now owned by something.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:26:53 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 4 Brennan Ashton 2008-06-07 22:20:03 EDT
Could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one
month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Comment 5 Need Real Name 2008-06-08 05:38:56 EDT
There's no more data to provide, and I can't change this to

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