[oclug] rpm and obsoleted packages
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at digitaltorque.ca
Sun Jun 8 02:46:42 EDT 2003
On 07/06/03 Rod Giffin did speaketh:
> > 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)
If you got that, then package B was never uninstalled by A. I'd
double-check the obsoletion of B via A with rpm's --obsoletes flag.
I originally found this with the rpm that ships with 7.3. Umm,
bash-2.05a$ rpm -q rpm
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