Bug 59920 - "rpmfind --latest" gets currently installed version
"rpmfind --latest" gets currently installed version
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpmfind (Show other bugs)
7.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Veillard
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-02-14 17:16 EST by Don Vanco
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-14 17:17:00 EST
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Description Don Vanco 2002-02-14 17:16:55 EST
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Description of problem:
When using rpmfind to pull the "latest" release of a package it appears to NOT 
check what is installed currently and many times returns the package that's 
already installed.  Behavior on older releases would either a) return a newer 
package or b) tell you that your system is currently on the latest release of 
that package.

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


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Here's an example:
[root@DL320 root]# rpm -q openssl
openssl-0.9.6b-8
[root@DL320 root]# rpmfind openssl --latest
Non qualified hostname: DL320(none)
Installing openssl will require 2993 KBytes
### To Transfer:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/7.2/en/os/i386/RedHat/RPMS//openssl-
0.9.6b-8.i386.rpm
Do you want to download these files to /tmp [Y/n/a/i] ? :


Actual Results:  It will, in fact, pull the package that's already on the system

Expected Results:  Information that I either have the latest package installed 
(and exit) or that newer one exists (and prompt for d/l)

Additional info:

Seems to be consistent across my 7.2 platforms
Comment 1 Daniel Veillard 2002-08-29 05:50:24 EDT
Maintainance of the rpmfind, RDF based database was turning
into a nightmare, the command line rpmfind tool is not supported 
anymore (I maintain rpmfind.net and can't keep track anymore),
I suggest Red Hat users use up2date to keep their systems up-to-date,

  sorry about that,

Daniel

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