RPM 3.0 released
Apr 26, 1999, 11:16 (0 Talkback[s])
The Red Hat Package Manager has reached version 3.0.
As posted to the rpm-list:
Jeff Johnson (jbj@JBJ.ORG)
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 12:17:10 -0400 (EDT)
The final (first?:-) release of rpm 3.0 is now available at
The release numbers (4.2, 5.2, 6.0) indicate the version of Red Hat
Linux for which the package has been built.
This version is also available through anonymous cvs:
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/devel login
(no password, just carriage return)
cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvs/devel get rpm
This version is identical to that which will be on Red Hat 6.0.
If you do install rpm-3.0 on a system that uses/used rpm-2.5.x, you
will have to do
because the database format has changed. You will also have to do
rpm --rebuilddb if/when you go back to rpm-2.5.x.
Here are 2 FAQ for experienced users of rpm:
1) --rcfile works differently.
Old way: rpm --rcfile whatever
New way: rpm --rcfile /usr/lib/rpm/rpmrc:whatever
2) topdir (and other rpmrc configurables) work differently.
macrofiles: /usr/lib/rpm/macros: ... :~/.rpmmacros
73 de Jeff
Jeff Johnson ARS N3NPQ
Chapel Hill, NC