Bug 97777 - installing mplayer for Shrike from freshrpms causes odd errors
Summary: installing mplayer for Shrike from freshrpms causes odd errors
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm   
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Version: alpha 3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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URL: http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpm...
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Reported: 2003-06-20 20:05 UTC by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:54 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-24 19:02:50 UTC
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2003-06-20 20:05:08 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030613

Description of problem:
While installing mplayer downloaded from the URL above (I have all dependencies
installed, but the problem seems to occur with --nodeps too), rpm prints an odd
message like this:

error: rpmdbAdd: skipping h#    1497 Header V3 DSA signature: BAD, key ID e42d547b

The package is installed, but it's not added to the database:

$ rpm -q mplayer

if I try to install it again, I get the same error message (sometimes with a
different number instead of 1497), but it also says:
warning: /etc/mplayer/codecs.conf saved as /etc/mplayer/codecs.conf.rpmorig

So I figured I could try to rebuild the database and see if it fixed the
problem.  It printed this message:

error: rpmdbNextIterator: skipping h#    1502 Header V3 DSA signature: BAD, key
ID e42d547b

and didn't fix the problem.  Suggestions?

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Cambridge-A3
2.Install mplayer with --nodeps (and --nosignature, to avoid the message)
3.Note that it's not reported as installed, even though the files are there
4.Install it again
5.Rebuild the database

Actual Results:  The error remains

Expected Results:  Even if the RPM binary is actually broken (I don't know that
it is, it works perfectly well on Shrike), rpm's behavior is still
inappropriate.  If installation fails, files shouldn't be left behind.  If it
succeeds, the database should reflect the success.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matthias Saou 2003-06-21 16:50:16 UTC
Well, I've just gotten the problem when trying to downgrade to the Shrike
package on my Rawhide system. The strange part is that "rpm -q mplayer" returns
nothing, and same for "rpm -e mplayer", which should return "package not
installed" or something.

That mplayer package was built and signed on a fully updated Shrike system,
using rpm 4.2-0.69.


Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2003-06-24 19:02:50 UTC
Fixed (by replaceing modulo inverse for DSA) in beecrypt-3.0.0-2.

Warren: there are updated beecrypt-3.0.0-2.fdr.1 packages at

Comment 3 Alexandre Oliva 2003-06-25 23:52:34 UTC
Confirmed fixed with beecrypt-3.0.0-2

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