Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 15:23 -0400
Subject: [RHEA-2000:051-01] New version of rpm required to install
Red Hat updates
Red Hat, Inc. Product Enhancement Advisory
Synopsis: New version of rpm required to install Red Hat updates
Advisory ID: RHEA-2000:051-01
Issue date: 2000-08-09
Updated on: 2000-08-09
Product: Red Hat Linux
Keywords: rpm packaging rpmlib
Cross references: N/A
A new version of rpm is now required to install Red Hat updates
and packages from Raw Hide.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 5.2 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 6.2 - i386, alpha, sparc
3. Problem description:
Newly built packages from Red Hat include internal dependencies
provided by rpm (and other tools like the installer and
Specifically, the new required dependencies are
PreReq:, Provides:, and Obsoletes: dependencies support versions.
file names are stored as (dirName,BaseName,dirIndex) tuple, not as
an absolute file path.
In addition, rpm-3.0.5 will handle an incompatible change in rpm
packaging that will be used in Red Hat 7.0.
For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:
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