Bug 7263 - "upgrade" from 6.0 to 6.1 downgrades a lot of packages
"upgrade" from 6.0 to 6.1 downgrades a lot of packages
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-11-23 13:12 EST by Raul Acevedo
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-05 14:53:16 EST
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Description Raul Acevedo 1999-11-23 13:12:31 EST
I just tried "upgrading" from 6.0 to 6.1.

EVERY SINGLE PACKAGE THAT I HAD UPGRADED UNDER 6.0 GOT DOWNGRADED TO
WHATEVER 6.1 PROVDES.

October GNOME and E 0.16?  Gone, downgraded to 0.53 and 0.15.  My
Fortified version of Netscape 4.7?  Nope, back to 4.61.  Also my
i686 2.2.12 kernel, xscreensaver, ee, gftp (well, 2.0.6pre1 was
broken anyway), gtk+, xmms...

An upgrade to 6.1 should be just that: an UPGRADE.  What I got was
not an upgrade, but a replacement of all packages that were not
already installed.  That is called "an install on top of an existing
install", not an upgrade.  I couldn't do that with rpm on the
command line if I tried, yet the "install" does it without blinking.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-29 11:56:59 EST
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 08:23:59 EST
*** Bug 6751 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 10:46:59 EST
*** Bug 6539 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 14:53:59 EST
Fixed in the next installer release.

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