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Bug 90558 - RPM 4.1 unable to properly upgrade with relocated packages
RPM 4.1 unable to properly upgrade with relocated packages
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-05-09 12:37 EDT by Mark Hatle
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-01 12:47:21 EDT
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rpm -vv output of an -U (181.24 KB, text/plain)
2003-05-09 12:38 EDT, Mark Hatle
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Description Mark Hatle 2003-05-09 12:37:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
JBJ asked me to enter the following information.  This was generated with the
MontaVista version of RPM which I have already provided to JBJ.

The issue is when upgrading a relocated package with a newer version (same
relocation prefix on the new package), RPM seems to delete the files installed
as part of that package, and the RPM database says the system has the newer version.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm-4.1 + patches

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm -i --prefix=<something> <package capable of being relocated>
2.rpm -U --prefix=<something> <updated package>
3.rpm -q <package> returns the new version strip


Actual Results:  The files that were to be upgraded were gone.

Expected Results:  Upgrade should have put new versions of the files on the system

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mark Hatle 2003-05-09 12:38:15 EDT
Created attachment 91589 [details]
rpm -vv output of an -U
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2003-05-09 20:15:52 EDT
Hmmm, you've modified the relocation code. I'll take a look
soonish ...

You're gonna need to do relocations on the header
twice, once when package is added to transaction,
again when installing. Otherwise, the generation
of fingerprints (which is essential for correct
file resolutions to be computed for upgrades) is
gonna break.

Look for the action "skip" after the "fini" diagnostic
message during package erasure.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2003-09-01 12:47:21 EDT
This problem resolved, I believe.

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