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Bug 78751 - Strange error message: read manifest failed: Success
Summary: Strange error message: read manifest failed: Success
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2002-11-28 23:10 UTC by Pierre Sarrazin
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2002-11-28 23:10:53 UTC

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Description Pierre Sarrazin 2002-11-28 23:10:46 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020827

Description of problem:
When attempting to install (with -U) certain files that are not
RPM files, the error message "read manifest failed: Success" is

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo '#' >foo.txt
2. rpm -U foo.txt

Actual Results:  foo.txt: read manifest failed: Success

Expected Results:  The word "Success" should not be there.
Perhaps the rpm command could better detect that the file
is not a valid binary RPM.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2002-11-29 14:46:03 UTC
Fixed (by removing the misleading "Success")
in rpm-4.1.

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