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Bug 54825 - Unable to operate on packages with multiple versions installed.
Unable to operate on packages with multiple versions installed.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2001-10-19 18:26 EDT by Kent
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-19 19:41:46 EDT
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Description Kent 2001-10-19 18:26:37 EDT
Using rpm-4.0.2-6x on RedHat 6.2 with all updates applied.

rpm is not allowing the user to specify a version-release in the package
argument in order to operate on a package that has multiple versions installed.

For example:

[root@server modules]# rpm -q kernel
[root@server modules]# rpm -e kernel-2.2.14-5.0
error: package kernel-2.2.14-5.0 is not installed
[root@server modules]# rpm -ql kernel-2.2.19-6.2.7
package kernel-2.2.19-6.2.7 is not installed

The only workaround I've found is to use
     rpm -e --allmatches --nodeps kernel
and then re-install the version you want.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-10-19 18:39:49 EDT
Have you done "rpm --rebuilddb" to convert from db1 -> db3 format?
Comment 2 Kent 2001-10-19 19:41:41 EDT
Yes, --rebuilddb appears to have cleared up the problem.  Was this necessary db
conversion documented somewhere that I missed?  Thanks for the prompt response.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2001-10-19 22:38:59 EDT
Yup, in the errata announcement for rpm-4.0.2-6x.

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