Bug 7263 - "upgrade" from 6.0 to 6.1 downgrades a lot of packages
Summary: "upgrade" from 6.0 to 6.1 downgrades a lot of packages
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Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1999-11-23 18:12 UTC by Raul Acevedo
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-05 19:53:16 UTC


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Description Raul Acevedo 1999-11-23 18:12:31 UTC
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 16:56:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 13:23:59 UTC
*** Bug 6751 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 15:46:59 UTC
*** Bug 6539 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 19:53:59 UTC
Fixed in the next installer release.


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