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Bug 48681 - rpm-4.0.3-0.55 -> 4.0.3-0.60 upgrade screws things up
rpm-4.0.3-0.55 -> 4.0.3-0.60 upgrade screws things up
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-07-11 03:39 EDT by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-11 03:39:31 EDT
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2001-07-11 03:39:28 EDT
I had rpm-4.0.3-0.55 installed on my machine.  I "upgraded" to
rpm-4.0.3-0.60.  Simple queries like "rpm -q -i" and "rpm -q --scripts"
stopped working.  Furthermore, when I attempted to use "rpm -U --force" to
reinstall the old rpm and rpm-build packages, it complained that only one
major mode could be specified at a time.

I finally had to (a) use rpm2cpio and cpio --extract to put back the files
from the old version of rpm, (b) remove /etc/rpm/macros.db1, (c) restore my
rpm database from a backup, and (d) rerun rpm -U on the packages I had
installed along with rpm-4.0.3-0.60 to bring the database up-to-date.

There is something wrong here.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-07-11 07:54:09 EDT
Yes, the top level main() routine changed between -0.57 and -0.66
builds. You want rpm-4.0.3-0.66.

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