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Re: Problems with erase-before-install on RPM 5.2

From: Robert Scheck <robert@rpm5.org>
Date: Wed 13 Aug 2008 - 23:06:24 CEST
Message-ID: <20080813210624.GA2818@hurricane.linuxnetz.de>
On Tue, 12 Aug 2008, Michael Jennings wrote:
> > Just to mention: The yum thing I'm seeing with my antiquaric 2.6x is
> > maybe not related, but I'm seeing there "updated, erased" in the
> > yum.log during the update of a package - where it only should be
> > "updated" normally. But as said, maybe not related.
> 
> I don't know about the RPM part of this, but I can say that yum fails
> miserably at complex upgrades, erasing packages in mass quantities
> (including things like glibc and bash), and then trying to install the
> upgrades on the severely crippled result.  Both rpm itself and the
> smart package manager perform flawlessly on the very same package set.
> And yes, we tried the latest version of yum at the time (3.2.14 IIRC).

Yes, yum is a mess - but's another thing. And my old yum 2.6.x is just
from old times, I'm using only rpm(1) on that system since I ever can
think. So my problems with the erase-before-install problem on RPM 5.2
exist with plain rpm(1) with e.g. bind, httpd or openssh package - and
Jeff named that problem "erase-before-install" on IRC, so I think, he
knows what to do in rpm ;-)

FYI: I'm currently looking very strong to smart, but as of the moment the
missing user-agent during HTTP requests is a show-stopper therefore, thus
I'm still using rpm(1) *shrug*.


Greetings,
  Robert
Received on Wed Aug 13 23:06:28 2008
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