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Bug 76909 - rpm gives obscure error messages on athlon computers
rpm gives obscure error messages on athlon computers
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-10-29 04:24 EST by Vidar Langseid
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-01 09:20:33 EST
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Description Vidar Langseid 2002-10-29 04:24:48 EST
Description of Problem:
Looks like rpm gives obscure errormessages when trying
to install a corrupted rpm on athlon systems

Try the following on pentium 4 computers:
[root@localhost root]# echo "" > foobar.rpm
[root@localhost root]# rpm -i foobar.rpm
error: foobar.rpm cannot be installed

However, when do the same on a athlon system you get this 
cryptic message:
[root@localhost root]# echo "" > foobar.rpm
[root@localhost root]# rpm -i foobar.rpm
foobar.rpm: read manifest failed: Success

I experienced this when I downloaded your updates from one (faulty) mirrorsite

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Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2002-11-01 09:20:26 EST
FWIW, the code path traveled does not
need or use arch, so the "athlon" information
is a red herring.

What version of rpm? Same on both platforms?
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2002-11-16 15:07:11 EST
Closed for lack of input.

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