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Re: Migrating from rpm-4.4.8 to rpm-5.1.6

From: Eric MSP Veith <eveith@wwweb-library.net>
Date: Sat 13 Dec 2008 - 18:28:09 CET
Message-Id: <200812131828.10164.eveith@wwweb-library.net>
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there *is* an answer from Jeff today on 14:40 CET.
However, I'd suggest you do the following:

1. Backup your RPM database
2. Install rpm-5.1.x and rpm-libs-5.1.x. Since this may already leave a 
broken RPM database (there are two RPM packages), You should run "rpm2cpio 
FILE | cpio -idv" in some temporary directory to make sure you have a 
backup RPM binary
3. Run rpm --rebuilddb
4. Try rpm -qa, if it fails, try removing the __db* files from your rpm db 
directory, and re-run rpm --rebuild

This should get it working.

		-- Eric

On Saturday 13 December 2008, JD <jd1008@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Eric,
> I read you email explaining migrating from rpm 4.4.x to 5.1.x
> On my system, I have
> rpm-
> rpm-python-
> rpm-build-
> rpm-devel-
> rpm-libs-
> How do I upgrade all these to rpm 5 without corrupting my databse?
> I posted a similar question to the rpm-users group, but I have not
> received a reply yet.
> Best regards,
> JD
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