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Bug 4638 - Update de-installed package!
Summary: Update de-installed package!
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-08-21 08:08 UTC by sg618lo
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-21 14:01:57 UTC

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Description sg618lo 1999-08-21 08:08:44 UTC
Tried to update rpm-3.0.3-0.12.i386.rpm to
rpm-3.0.3-0.14.i386.rpm with the
rpm -U rpm-3.0.3-0.14.i386.rpm command. The command
resulted in an uninstallation of the rpm-package instead
of an upgrade, including the rpm-database (!!!).

Would appreciate any hint in how to re-install rpm
and re-build the rpm-database.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-21 14:01:59 UTC
You will need to get a tarball containing an rpm binary from

Then do (as root)
	cd /var/tmp
	tar xzvf rpm-3.0.2-6.0.i386.tar.gz
	cp ./bin/rpm /bin/rpm
	mkdir -p /usr/lib/rpm
	cp ./usr/lib/rpm/* /usr/lib/rpm

You should then reinstall rpm from an whatever version of the package
you wish to run.

Your database should be fine.

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