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Bug 2172 - The rpm database has double entries that I can't get rid of
Summary: The rpm database has double entries that I can't get rid of
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1999-04-14 06:50 UTC by Marc MERLIN
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:36 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-14 13:41:13 UTC


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Description Marc MERLIN 1999-04-14 06:50:18 UTC
moremagic [mc]# rpm -qa | grep gnome-libs
gnome-libs-1.0.3-3
gnome-libs-devel-1.0.3-3
gnome-libs-1.0.3-3
gnome-libs-devel-1.0.3-3
moremagic [mc]# rpm --rebuilddb
moremagic [mc]# rpm -qa | grep gnome-libs
gnome-libs-1.0.3-3
gnome-libs-devel-1.0.3-3
gnome-libs-1.0.3-3
gnome-libs-devel-1.0.3-3
moremagic [mc]# rpm --version
RPM version 2.9

I might have installed that package twice during my hand
upgrade to RH 5.9.1
moremagic [mc]# rpm -e --nodeps gnome-libs-1.0.3-3
error: "gnome-libs-1.0.3-3" specifies multiple packages
moremagic [mc]# rpm -e --allmatches --nodeps gnome-libs
gnome-libs-devel
(lots of errors about second removals that failed)

It looks like at least some version of rpm had a problem and
allowed duplicate installs.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-14 13:41:59 UTC
This problem has been fixed in a later version of rpm.

The duplicate entries can be eliminated for most packages
by upgrading and/or removing and reinstalling as described
above.


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