[oclug] rpm and obsoleted packages
rod at giffinscientific.com
Sat Jun 7 11:13:40 EDT 2003
On Sat, 2003-06-07 at 01:43, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> On 07/06/03 Gilles J. Seguin did speaketh:
> > Can you give the concrete example for this case.
> > This can not append in an supported version of the distribution.
> I don't follow your second sentence.
> I could hunt for a public example, but the fact is that I've
> reproduced this many times myself with packages at work. This has
> nothing to do with supported vs. unsupported. If it can be done at all,
> it's a bug in rpm, IMHO. If it can be done once, it can be done
> everywhere. Try it yourself.
> 1. Install package A.
> 2. Install package B which obsoletes A.
> 3. A should be removed during B's installation.
> 4. Install B again, and note that rpm does not complain.
Um. I got "package B is already installed." What version of RPM are
you using? (me - RPM 4.04)
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