Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 9705
missing "CONTENTS" file.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
[yes, it is wrong 'component', but it won't let me submit unless I select
Hello, I recently was installing a Dell server which came
with redhat 6.1 pre-installed. With it came a Powertools cd
Linux Application Library
Copyright 1999 RedHat
The README file on this cd refers to a file called "CONTENTS"
which is supposed to have index of packages and description of
them (and ineeed I recall seing something like this on
older Powertools with redhat 4.2 or so). To quote from README:
The file 'CONTENTS' lists each RPM and a verbose description. Browse
through this file to find packages that look interesting to you.
However, there's no such file on this cd :-(.
PS: I'm a bit perplexed about those RedHat 6.1 cd's included with
the Dell, they look as if "standard" redhat 6.1 cd's except that
some packages are more recent. For example kernel's on those
cd's (and the system) are 2.2.13 while on other RH 6.1 cd's
the kernels are 2.2.12. Same goes for ftp.redhat.com web site.
Shouldn't they be availabe as 'upgrade' on web site if you
ship them as Redhat-6.1
..and if you update cd's, shouldn't you update revison too?
say RedHat 6.1.1 ?
FWIW the cd is labled "RedHat 6.1" and has number 10555-1.
Yeah. We forgot to generate that file. You can do it yourself by using this
First make sure you are in the i386 dir on the Powertools CD:
Then do this. It will give a long package information list which is what we were
supposed to include on the CD:
for i in *.rpm; do rpm -qpi $i; echo ; echo ---------; echo; done | less