Bug 78751 - Strange error message: read manifest failed: Success
Strange error message: read manifest failed: Success
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
7.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-11-28 18:10 EST by Pierre Sarrazin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-28 18:10:53 EST
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Description Pierre Sarrazin 2002-11-28 18:10:46 EST
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Description of problem:
When attempting to install (with -U) certain files that are not
RPM files, the error message "read manifest failed: Success" is
displayed.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
4.0.4-7x

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo '#' >foo.txt
2. rpm -U foo.txt


Actual Results:  foo.txt: read manifest failed: Success


Expected Results:  The word "Success" should not be there.
Perhaps the rpm command could better detect that the file
is not a valid binary RPM.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2002-11-29 09:46:03 EST
Fixed (by removing the misleading "Success")
in rpm-4.1.

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