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Bug 2968

Summary: Upgrade from 5.2 will cause lots of missing files
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: david.kastrup
Component: rpmAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Version: 6.0CC: srevivo
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Hardware: i386   
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Description david.kastrup 1999-05-22 15:42:16 UTC
After upgrading two entirely different systems from 5.2 to
6.0, I noticed that quite a few packages would not work
properly due to missing files.  Please do an
rpm --verify -a
after attempting such an upgrade.  You will find hosts of
missing files.  I have the suspicion that there is a
correlation between packages that install .rpmorig files and
this phenomenon, but at least with the tetex-latex package,
which is missing wagonloads of files after the upgrade, no
.rpmorig file was noted in the upgrade log.

This upgrade bug seems to me to be the source for bug report
2080, too.

Affected packages can be reinstalled with
rpm -U --force

About a dozen different and unrelated packages are
affected.  Since this affects every upgrade from 5.2 to 6.0,
the severity is rather high as it causes hundreds of
thousands inconsistent RedHat 6.0 systems.  Please add
upgrades to your release testing.  As verifying an upgraded
system is a single call of rpm, this is cheap to do.

I have flagged this as an i386 error since that is the
system I use.  Thius does not mean that other architectures
might not also be affected.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-22 17:49:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2727 ***