Bug 5439 - rpm -U doesn't work
Summary: rpm -U doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact:
: 3277 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-09-29 19:41 UTC by ilh
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-29 20:26:27 UTC

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Description ilh 1999-09-29 19:41:50 UTC
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 19:54:59 UTC
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 20:26:59 UTC
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 12:08:59 UTC
This duplicates bug 3277, see also bug 6182.

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2000-10-23 14:09:56 UTC
*** Bug 3277 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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