Bug 8961 - Circular dependency when installing rpm-3.0.4-0.33.i386.rpm
Summary: Circular dependency when installing rpm-3.0.4-0.33.i386.rpm
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-01-29 14:35 UTC by Steven Lee
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-29 15:59:42 UTC

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Description Steven Lee 2000-01-29 14:35:26 UTC
I tried to install rpm-3.0.4-0.33.i386.rpm on Linux 2.2.5-15 and I get an
error saying it needs /bin/bash2.  /bin/bash2 is supposedly generated by
rpm2html 1.3.  I tried to install rpm2html-1.3-1.i386.rpm and it says it
requires librpm.so.0 which is in rpm-3.0.4-0.33.i386.rpm.


Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-29 15:59:59 UTC
Install bash2 from its own package. Rpm requires bash2 (and not bash of /bin/sh)
because there is a patch in the Red Hat bash2 to parse a shell script and
identify which executables will be executed by that script. Rpm will use
this to generate dependencies for %pre/%post scriptlets.

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