Bug 837945 - Can't extract rpms from RHEL6 on RHEL5
Can't extract rpms from RHEL6 on RHEL5
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 602423
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: packaging-team-maint
BaseOS QE Security Team
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Reported: 2012-07-05 17:22 EDT by jcpunk
Modified: 2013-03-07 05:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-03-07 05:49:33 EST
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Description jcpunk 2012-07-05 17:22:27 EDT
Description of problem: It would be nice if I could open rpms on RHEL5 that were made on RHEL6.  The rpm2cpio command reports:

cpio: warning: skipped 9230 bytes of junk
cpio: warning: archive header has reverse byte-order
?pio: k{?y?3?3????????hq?tI[Q????m?aI???�p???x?
 5p????hP#?	: unknown file type
cpio: premature end of file

Or similar.  It would be nice if the rpm could still be extracted.

This is not a request to install RHEL6 rpms on RHEL5, rather I just want rpm2cpio to work.

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

How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find a source rpm build on RHEL6 with rpmbuild
2. put it on a RHEL5 box
3. try and run rpmbuild --rebuild on the source rpm
4. get errors on extraction.
Actual results: can't open rpm

Expected results: being able to open the rpm

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Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2013-03-07 05:49:33 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 602423 ***

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