Bug 5439 - rpm -U doesn't work
rpm -U doesn't work
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
: 3277 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-09-29 15:41 EDT by ilh
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-29 16:26:27 EDT
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Description ilh 1999-09-29 15:41:50 EDT
I am running 6.0 with all updates (as of two days ago).  My
rpm is 3.0.2-6.0.

If I do "rpm -Uv A.rpm B.rpm", and A is already installed on
the system, I get the message "package A is already
installed", but B does not install.  This is exactly what I
would expect from "rpm -i", but not "-U" upgrade.

Shouldn't "rpm -U" install all new packages?
Comment 1 ilh 1999-09-29 15:54:59 EDT
I should point out that this bug does not exist with rpm-2.5.5-5.2 on
Red Hat 5.2.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-09-29 16:26:59 EDT
This isn't a bug, it's a feature in rpm-3.0.x. All command line
packages are included in a transaction set that is installed as
a single unit. If any package fails to install, then the entire
package set fails to install.
Comment 3 maavl 1999-11-25 07:08:59 EST
This duplicates bug 3277, see also bug 6182.
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2000-10-23 10:09:56 EDT
*** Bug 3277 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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