[lug] rpm tool version 4 versus 3

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Mon Nov 13 01:21:23 MST 2000

On Sun, Nov 12, 2000 at 03:30:04PM -0700, D. Stimits wrote:
>I ran into an rpm package that my RH 6.2 won't work on, due to version
>being too old. Has anyone here had any bad experiences upgrading rpm
>version 3 on Redhat 6.2 with version 4?

Yes.  The latest revision of RPM version 3 includes support for working
with version 4 files.  Going directly to 4 on a 6.2 system leaves you
with a broken RPM binary and needing to get the old RPM re-installed.
It should be the version listed on the KRUD pages in the package
list -- http://www.tummy.com/KRUD/  We've been using it and it worked

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