Bug 54912 - FTP option not working with RPM
FTP option not working with RPM
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
7.2
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2001-10-23 00:11 EDT by Thomas Chung
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description Thomas Chung 2001-10-23 00:11:58 EDT
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Description of problem:
Just installed a Red Hat 7.2 final version.
When I tried to install a rpm package using rpm command with FTP option 
over network, it fails to do so.  It doesn't give any error message and it 
simply ignores my command. Is this a bug?  
Please try rpm -Uvh ftp://<any-ftp-server>/<any-rpm-package>.rpm 

ps. "rpm -q rpm" shows version rpm-4.0.3-1.03

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm-4.0.3-1.03

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fresh install Red Hat 7.2
2. Try any rpm pakcage install over network using ftp option
ex) rpm -Uvh ftp://<any-ftp-server>/<any-rpm-package>.rpm 
3. It fails to install rpm package over network. It simply ignores.
	

Actual Results:  It doens't install rpm package over network.

Expected Results:  It supposed to install rpm packaage over network as if 
it's been installing locally.

Additional info:

- Installing RPM package over network used work just fine on RH 7.0 and RH 
7.1
- I have installed Red Hat 7.2 on two different machines and got the same 
result.
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2001-10-23 12:45:37 EDT
Works for me. 

Can you provide the output of "rpm -Uvvh
ftp://<any-ftp-server>/<any-rpm-package>.rpm"? (note the double "v")
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-10-23 12:51:34 EDT
Remote globbing (i.e. '*') is/was broken in rpm-4.0.3-1.03, fixed in
rpm-4.0.3-1.04, will be in rpm-4.0.3 final.
Comment 3 Thomas Chung 2001-10-23 14:01:15 EDT
It says following when I used "vv" option

# rpm -Uvvh ftp://<ftp-server>/<package-name>*
D: logging into <ftp-server> as ftp, pw (username)
D: found 0 source and 0 binary packages
# 

Howe ever, it DID work for me if I specify a complete package name ends with 
".rpm"  

It seems "rpm-4.0.3-1.03" doesn't support wild card option (*) when you try ftp 
rpm installation.
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2001-10-23 14:23:05 EDT
As I said:
	This problem is already fixed in rpm-4.0.3-1.04.
Comment 5 Thomas Chung 2001-10-23 14:27:47 EDT
Thank you Jeff! When and where will new version of rpm be available?
Comment 6 Michael Schwendt 2001-10-23 18:00:28 EDT
Until there'll be an errata update for rpm (if there'll be any), you can try the
fixed albeit experimental package from Raw Hide at your own risc.

ftp://rawhide.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/rawhide/
(or your favourite mirror)

Be sure to check out this:
ftp://rawhide.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/rawhide/README

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